John Delaney

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John Delaney
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U.S. House, Maryland, District 6
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorRoscoe Bartlett (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$4,426,868
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.Georgetown Law School
Date of birthApril 16, 1963
Place of birthWood-Ridge, New Jersey
ProfessionCommercial Banker
Net worth$139,025,569
Office website
Campaign website
John Delaney campaign logo
John Delaney (b. April 16, 1963, in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's 6th congressional district. Delaney was first elected to the House on November 6, 2012 and is currently serving his first term. [1]

Delaney is set to run for re-election in Maryland's 6th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Delaney founded two New York Stock Exchange companies as well as Blueprint Maryland, a non-profit organization who's focus is the creation of jobs in Maryland's private sector.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Delaney 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.


Delaney was born in New Jersey. Neither of his parents attended college: his mother was a homemaker and his father was an electrician. His father's union members helped pool money to provide a scholarship for Delaney to attend college. His net worth between $52 million and $232 million makes him the fourth richest member of Congress.[3]

Education: [2]

  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown Law School


  • Blueprint Maryland, founded in 2011[2]
  • CapitalSource, founded in 2000[2]
  • Healthcare Financial Partners, founded in 1993[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Delaney serves on the following committees:[4]

Joint Economic Committee




Delaney has received endorsements from former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and representative from the 4th district Donna Edwards.[5]



See also: Maryland's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

Delaney is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Maryland's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Delaney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maryland's 6th District. He defeated Milad Pooran, Robert Garagiola, Charles Bailey, and Ron Little in the Democratic primary on April 3, 2012.[6] He defeated incumbent Roscoe Bartlett (R) and Nickolaus Mueller (L) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was January 11, 2012.[7]

General election

U.S. House, Maryland District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney 58.8% 181,921
     Republican Roscoe Bartlett Incumbent 37.9% 117,313
     Libertarian Nickolaus Mueller 3.2% 9,916
     N/A Other Write-ins 0.1% 399
Total Votes 309,549
Source: Maryland State Board of Elections "Representative in Congress"

John Delane, "Jump Rope"[8]

Democratic primary

U.S. House, Maryland, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Delaney 54.2% 20,414
Charles Bailey 4.2% 1,572
Rob Garagiola 29.1% 10,981
Ron Little 3% 1,131
Milad Pooran 9.5% 3,590
Total Votes 37,688

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Delaney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Delaney raised a total of $4,426,868 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[9]

John Delaney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Maryland, District 6) Won $4,426,868
Grand Total Raised $4,426,868


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Delaney’s reports.[10]

John Delaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]May 10, 2013$3,130.39$98,425.00$(58,460.74)$43,094.65
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$43,094.65$226,853.50$(98,631.08)$171,317.07
Running totals


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

Delaney won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Delaney's campaign committee raised a total of $4,426,868 and spent $4,423,738 .[13]

Cost per vote

Delaney spent $24.32 per vote received in 2012.


Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[14]

Delaney most often votes with:

Delaney least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Delaney is a "centrist Democratic follower" as of June 24, 2013.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Delaney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $46,886,140 and $231,164,999 . This averages to $139,025,569. This is higher than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011. [16]

Voting with party

June 2013

John Delaney voted with the Democratic Party 92.7% of the time, which ranked 103 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[17]


Delaney and his wife, April McClain-Delaney, have four daughters. [2]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roscoe Bartlett (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 6
Succeeded by