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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
Cost per vote$24.32 in 2012
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
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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 focused on 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 on April 16, 1963, in Wood-Ridge, 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


Legislative actions

113th Congress


The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[5] For more information pertaining to Delaney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[7]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Delaney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[7]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[8] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[7]


Voted "Yes" Delaney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[10] Delaney voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[12] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Delaney voted for HR 2775.[13]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

Delaney said via Facebook on October 2, 2013, that planned to "donate the portions of his Congressional salary received during the government shutdown to charity."[14]


Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Delaney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]


Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Delaney voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[7]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "No" Delaney voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[7]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Delaney voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[7]

Previous congressional sessions



Delaney received endorsements from former President Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and representative from the 4th district Donna Edwards.[15]



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.[16] 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.[17]

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"[18]

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.[19]

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.[20]

John Delaney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]May 10, 2013$3,130.39$98,425.00$(58,460.74)$43,094.65
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$43,094.65$226,853.50$(98,631.08)$171,317.07
October Quarterly[23]October 13, 2013$171,317.07$168,752.67$(208,569.92)$131,499.82
Year-end[24]January 31, 2014$131,499$83,953$(56,774)$158,679
April Quarterly[25]April 15, 2014$158,679$71,879$(85,122)$145,436
July Quarterly[26]July 15, 2014$163,983$180,711$(37,864)$306,830
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 .[27]

Cost per vote

Delaney spent $24.32 per vote received in 2012.


Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Delaney is a "centrist Democratic follower" as of June 24, 2013.[28]

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.[29]

Delaney most often votes with:

Delaney least often votes with:

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. [30]

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.[31]


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

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See also

External links

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  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Maryland"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 John Delaney for Congress, "About John," Accessed January 16, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 National Journal, "Maryland, 6th House District Seat: John Delaney (D)," Accessed November 6, 2012
  4., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Project Votesmart, "John Delaney Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
  8. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013
  15. Baltimore Sun, "6th congressional district election guide 2012," Accessed March 25, 2012
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named primary
  17. Maryland State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results"
  18. YouTube channel
  19. Open Secrets, "John Delaney," Accessed May 16, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "John Delaney 2014 Summary reports," Accessed October 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "John Delaney April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "John Delaney July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  27. Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "John Delaney," Accessed June 24, 2013
  29. OpenCongress, "John Delaney," Accessed August 5, 2013
  30., "Delaney, (D-Maine), 2011"
  31. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Roscoe Bartlett (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Maryland District 6
Succeeded by