John C. Carney Jr.

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John C. Carney Jr.
John C. Carney Jr.jpg
U.S. House, Delaware
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMichael N. Castle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,665,457
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2001-2009
Education
High schoolSt. Mark's High School
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sUniversity of Delaware
Personal
BirthdayMay 20, 1956
Place of birthWilmington, Delaware
ProfessionGreen Executive
Net worth$485,015
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Charles Carney, Jr. (b. May 20, 1956) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Carney was elected by voters from Delaware's at-large congressional district.

Carney was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L), and Bernard August (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Carney is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Carney was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1978, and his M.P.A. from the University of Delaware in 1987.[2] The second of nine children, John was born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont by his parents Jack and Ann, who were both educators.[3] He was quarterback of the 1973 state championship St. Mark's High School football team, and earned All-Ivy League and Most Valuable Player honors in football at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1978. He later coached freshmen football at the University of Delaware, while earning his master's degree in public administration.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Carney serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Carney served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Carney's campaign website listed the following issues:[7]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Creating jobs and growing the economy is John’s number one priority. John knows that the future of the middle class depends on building a 21st century economy that provides good-paying jobs to families in Delaware and across the nation."
  • Reducing the Deficit
Excerpt: "Since arriving in Congress, John has advocated for a comprehensive deficit reduction plan that makes real progress on cutting spending while protecting the middle class."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "As former chair of Delaware’s Healthcare Commission and a member of Delaware’s Cancer Consortium, John knows well the challenges facing our healthcare system."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As the son of two teachers, John firmly believes that the key to long-term success as a nation is a world-class public education system."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "John recognizes that in order to keep our homeland safe, we need a military that’s both strong—and smart. "

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Carney voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Delaware's at-large congressional district elections, 2012

Carney won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Tom Kovach (R), Scott Gesty (L), and Bernard August (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[1]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Carney won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Glen Urquhard (R), Earl R. Lofland (Independent Party of Delaware), Brent A. Wangen (Libertarian), Jeffrey Brown (Blue Enigma) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr 56.8% 173,543
     Republican Glen Urquhart 41% 125,442
     Independent Party of Delaware Earl R. Lofland 1.2% 3,704
     Libertarian Brent A. Wangen 0.6% 1,986
     Blue Enigma Jeffrey Brown 0.3% 961
Total Votes 305,636

2004

Carney won election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Delaware on November 2, 2004. He defeated James Ursomarso (R), Michael Dore (Independent Party of Delaware), and John Reda (Libertarian).[10]

Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr 62.1% 218,272
     Republican James Ursomarso 36.3% 127,425
     Independent Party of Delaware Michael Dore 1.2% 4,130
     Libertarian John Reda 0.5% 1,646
Total Votes 351,473

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Carney raised a total of $3,665,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[11]

John C. Carney Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Delaware) Won $1,526,892
2010 U.S. House (Delaware) Won $2,138,565
Grand Total Raised $3,665,457

2012

Breakdown of the source of Carney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Carney won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Carney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,526,893 and spent $1,016,702.[12]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Carney's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Carney won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,138,565 and spent $2,113,640.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, Delaware, 2010 - John C. Carney Jr. Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,138,565
Total Spent $2,113,640
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,369,932
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,364,257
Top contributors to John C. Carney Jr.'s campaign committee
Young, Conaway et al$56,800
Morris, Nichols et al$38,300
AstraZeneca PLC$25,900
Skadden, Arps et al$20,400
Richards, Layton & Finger$19,850
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$383,452
Leadership PACs$86,500
Health Professionals$86,239
Retired$77,921
Real Estate$77,600

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Carney is a "centrist Democratic follower".[14]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Carney missed 17 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[15]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Carney paid his congressional staff a total of $849,981 in 2011. He ranks 15th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 97th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Delaware ranks 43rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[16]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Carney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $170,030 and $800,000. That averages to $485,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 6.28% from 2010.[17]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Carney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $185,031 and $850,000. That averages to $517,515.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[18]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Carney ranked 152nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[19]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Carney ranked 156th in the liberal rankings.[20]

Political Positions

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, John C. Carney Jr. has voted with the Democratic Party 91.3% of the time, which ranked 163 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[21]

Personal

Carney lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Tracey, and their sons, Sam and Jimmy.[3]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Delaware Division of Elections "Election Results" Accessed June 7, 2013
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARNEY, John C., Jr., (1956 - )"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Full Biography" Accessed October 15, 2011
  4. University of Delaware:SPAA "MPA alumnus John Carney, is Delaware’s Congressman-elect to U.S. House of Representatives" Accessed October 15, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. United States Congressman John Carney, Representing Delaware, the First State "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed October 15, 2011
  7. Campaign website, Issues
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  10. Delaware Commissioner of Elections "2004 Election Results," Accessed February 12, 2012
  11. Open Secrets "John Carney" Accessed April 3, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "John Carney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "John C. Carney Jr. 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011
  14. Gov Track "Carney" Accessed June 7, 2013
  15. GovTrack, "John Carney," Accessed March 29, 2013
  16. LegiStorm "John Carney"
  17. OpenSecrets.org, "Carney (D-Del), 2011"
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "Carney, (D-Delaware), 2010"
  19. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Castle
U.S. House of Representatives - Delaware
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
2001-2009
Succeeded by
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