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Nan Hayworth
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U.S. House, New York, District 19
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
M.D.Cornell University
Date of birthDecember 14, 1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Office website
Campaign website
Nan Alison Sutter Hayworth (b. December 14, 1959) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Hayworth was elected by voters from New York's 19th congressional district. Due to New York's redistricting, Hayworth is running in the newly redrawn 18th district in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hayworth is a "centrist Republican".[1]


Hayworth was born in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University in 1981, and an M.D. from Cornell University in 1985.[2]


After earning her degrees, Hayworth worked as an opthalmologist, both at her own practice and as a partner in the Mount Kisco Medical Group. Hayworth also served as an attending physician at Northern Westchester Hospital and as an Instructor and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Hayworth serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations[5]


Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Nan Hayworth voted with the Republican Party 89.9% of the time, which ranked 200th among the 242 House Republican members as of December 2011.[6]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Nan Hayworth endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]



See also: New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012

Hayworth is running for re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she is running in the newly redrawn 18th district.[8] She was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and will face Sean Maloney (D) and Larry Weissmann (Working Families) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9] Hayworth has since been removed from the Independence ticket by the state appeals court, upholding a ruling by the state Supreme Court, that only the names on her petition that were signed were valid. The names that were printed were not counted and as a result, Hayworth did not have enough signatures to make the Independence ticket. In 2010, she won 5,400 Independence votes. The loss of the Independence votes in the 2012 election could tighten the race.[10]

The Cook Political Report has rated the race a tossup.[11]

Hayworth has raised more money in the NY House election than her opponent, a trend shared by 13 other Republicans in contested House races in 2012. She has raised $2.2 million through June 30th, more than double the $738,382 she raised two years ago at this time. She has $1.5 million in the bank, compared to $775,000 four years ago. Her opponent, Sean Patrick Maloney in comparison has $264,364 in the bank and raised $675,771 through June 30th. Timothy Persico, Maloney’s campaign manager, alleges Hayworth is raising her money through special interests-“PACS and corporate lobbyists have sent over a million dollars to Congresswoman Hayworth because she’s worth every penny.”[12]


On November 2, 2010, Hayworth was elected to the United States House. She also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party tickets. She defeated John J. Hall (D).[13]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 19 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNan Hayworth 51% 109,956
     Democratic John J. Hall Incumbent 45.8% 98,766
     Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,016
Total Votes 215,738

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Hayworth's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Hayworth was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $2,182,668 and spent $2,129,637.[14]


Hayworth has been a resident of New York’s 19th congressional district since 1988. She and her husband, Dr. Scott Hayworth, live in Bedford with their two sons, Will and Jack, both of whom attended Bedford Central public schools.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Hall
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
Succeeded by