Nan Hayworth

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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
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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 ran in the newly redrawn 18th district in 2012. She was defeated by Sean Maloney on November 6, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hayworth is a "centrist Republican".[2]


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.[3]


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.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Hayworth serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations[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 lost her re-election bid in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 18th district.[8] She was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and was defeated by Sean Maloney (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9] Hayworth was 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 printed on the petition were not counted and as a result, Hayworth did not have enough signatures to remain on the Independence ticket. In 2010, she received 5,400 Independence votes. The loss of the Independence votes in the 2012 election was expected to tighten the race.[10] She was defeated by Sean Maloney on November 6, 2012.[11]

The Cook Political Report rated the race a tossup.[12]

Hayworth 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 had 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 had $264,364 in the bank and raised $675,771 through June 30th. Timothy Persico, Maloney’s campaign manager, alleged Hayworth was 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.”[13]

Push for bipartisanship

In the run up to the election, many republicans are trying to show that they are bipartisan and willing to work with Democrats. Hayworth has started to push the point that she has voted with Obama one-third of the time and stating that she has been in the center of the Republican party since she was elected. In a recent poll conducted by the New York Times and CBS news, results found that nearly 44% of Americans blamed Republicans for the deadlock in Congress. Republicans are trying to hold on to their districts with showing themselves to be more bipartisan.[14]


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).[15]

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


Nan Hayworth Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 13, 2012$1,107,661.89$293,439.43$(131,319.47)$1,269,781.85
July Quarterly[17]July 14, 2012$1,260,980.33$277,987.45$(60,042.40)$1,478,925.38
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2012$1,478,925.38$585,197.20$(1,278,635.56)$785,487.02
Running totals

On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic challenger Sean Maloney outraised Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth in the third quarter. Maloney raised $926,000 and has $855,000 in cash-on-hand while Hayworth raised $573,000 and has $785,000 in cash-on-hand.[19]


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.[20]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hayworth paid her congressional staff a total of $815,137 in 2011. Overall, New York ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[21]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Higgins' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $9,347,241 to $22,463,000. Averaging to a net worth of $15,905,120.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

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.[23]


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.[24]

External links


  1. York ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  2. Gov Track "Hayworth" Accessed May 23, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HAYWORTH, Nan, (1959 - )"
  4. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, 19th District, New York "Biography"
  5. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, 19th District, New York "Committees and Caucuses"
  6. The Committee on Financial Services "Subcommittees, Oversight and Investigations"
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved December 22, 2011
  8. Politicker "Sean Patrick Maloney Enters Race Against Hayworth," March 15, 2012
  9. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  10. Record Online "Court says Rep. Hayworth can't run on Independence Party line" Accessed August 21, 2012
  11. York ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  12. Ithaca Journal "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012
  13. “Republicans Outraising Democratic Rivals In House Races” Accessed August 2, 2012.
  14. The New York Times, "Some Republicans Try Out a New Campaign Theme: Bipartisanship," September 15, 2012
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Nan Hayworth's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 16, 2012
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Nan Hayworth's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 16, 2012
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Nan Hayworth's October Quarterly Report," Accessed October 16, 2012
  19. Daily Kos "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012
  20. Open Secrets "Nan Hayworth 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 21, 2011
  21. LegiStorm, "Nan Hayworth," Accessed October 1, 2012
  22., "Nan Hayworth (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  23. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  24. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, 19th District, New York "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hall
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 19
Succeeded by