Sean Maloney

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Sean Maloney
U.S. House, New York, District 18
Assumes office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
J.D.University of Virginia
Date of birthJuly 30, 1966
Place of birthQuebec, Canada
Campaign website
Sean Maloney is a 2012 Democratic and Working Families candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 18th Congressional District of New York.


Maloney is a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. He built two business and also served as the senior advisor to two New York governors.[1]


Maloney lists several of his campaign themes on his website:[2]

  • Medicare
  • Veterans
  • Jobs
  • Women's Health
  • College Affordability
  • Balancing the budget.



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

Maloney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 18th District. He defeated Rich Becker, Matt Alexander, Tom Wilson, and Duane Jackson in the Democratic primary. He will face incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) and Larry Weissmann (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member[4] Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide Maloney were the frontrunners. The Times endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of Eliot Spitzer.[5] Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[5] along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.[6]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[7] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[8] and local hero Duane Jackson also ran.[6] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[6]

Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.[9]

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.”[10]

Campaign donors


Sean Maloney Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2012$0$325,022.01$(2,609.26)$322,412.75
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2012$374,938.61$114,927.75$(225,502.51)$264,363.85
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2012$267,754.60$928,743.53$(341,961.25)$854,536.88
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.[14]

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Maloney lives with his partner Randy Florke and their three adopted children.[1] [15]

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