Nan Hayworth

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Nan Hayworth
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U.S. House, New York, District 19
Retired Representative
In office
January 3, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
M.D.Cornell University
Date of birthDecember 14, 1959
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Net worth$20,817,633
Office website
Campaign website

Nan Alison Sutter Hayworth (b. December 14, 1959) was 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 was a "centrist Republican".[2]


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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 served 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]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hayworth 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. She was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]



See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hayworth, who was unseated in 2012 by Democratic challenger Sean Maloney in the then-newly drawn 18th District, formed a campaign committee in anticipation of running again in 2014.[9] She filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on April 26, 2013.[10]


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.[11] She was unopposed in the Republican, Conservative, and Independence party primaries and was defeated by Sean Maloney (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[12] 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.[13] She was defeated by Sean Maloney on November 6, 2012.[14]

The Cook Political Report rated the race a tossup.[15]

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.”[16]

U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.7% 143,845
     Republican Nan Hayworth Incumbent 45% 133,049
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.3% 18,542
Total Votes 295,436
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

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.[17]


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).[18]

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 Blank/Scattering 3.3% 7,016
Total Votes 215,738

Campaign donors


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

Hayworth lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hayworth's campaign committee raised a total of $3,255,563 and spent $3,254,072.[19]


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 ranked 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.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, Hayworth's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $12,237,267 to $29,398,000. That averages to $20,817,633, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth increased by 30.89% from 2010.[21]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by, 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 was higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hayworth tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 219th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[23]


Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Hayworth tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 220th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[24]

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.[25]


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.[26]

See also

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. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Daily Kos "NY-18" Accessed May 21, 2013
  10. Journal News "Nan Hayworth considers rematch with Sean Maloney" Accessed May 21, 2013
  11. Politicker "Sean Patrick Maloney Enters Race Against Hayworth," March 15, 2012
  12. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  13. Record Online "Court says Rep. Hayworth can't run on Independence Party line" Accessed August 21, 2012
  14. York ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  15. Ithaca Journal "Redrawn congressional lines promise competitive races," March 22, 2012
  16. “Republicans Outraising Democratic Rivals In House Races” Accessed August 2, 2012.
  17. The New York Times, "Some Republicans Try Out a New Campaign Theme: Bipartisanship," September 15, 2012
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  19. Open Secrets "Nan Hayworth 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed May 20, 2013
  20. LegiStorm, "Nan Hayworth," Accessed October 1, 2012
  21. "Nan Hayworth (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  22., "Nan Hayworth (R-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  26. 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
Chris Gibson