Sean Maloney

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Sean Maloney
U.S. House, New York, District 18
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorNita Lowey (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,257,171
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
J.D.University of Virginia
Date of birthJuly 30, 1966
Place of birthQuebec, Canada
Net worth$517,500
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Maloney is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Maloney was elected by voters from New York's 18th congressional district in 2012.


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]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Maloney serves on the following committees:[2]


Campaign themes


Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[3]

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



See also: New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2014

Maloney is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[4]


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.[5]

According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member[6] 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.[7] Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[7] 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.[8]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[9] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[10] and local hero Duane Jackson also ran.[8] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[8]

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.[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]

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"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Maloney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Maloney raised a total of $2,257,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[13]

Sean Maloney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District ) Won $2,257,171
Grand Total Raised $2,257,171

Individual breakdown


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

Maloney won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Maloney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,257,171 and spent $2,246,008.[14]


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Maloney missed 0 of 102 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [15]

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, Maloney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-199,994 to $1,234,995. That averages to $517,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House member in 2011 of $5,107,874.[16]

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Maloney lives with his partner Randy Florke and their three adopted children.[1] [17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nita Lowey
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 18
Succeeded by