Sean Maloney

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Sean Maloney
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U.S. House, New York, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNita Lowey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,257,171
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia (1992)
J.D.University of Virginia (1988)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1966
Place of birthQuebec, Canada
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$517,500
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Maloney (b. July 30, 1966) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 18th congressional district. Maloney was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first consecutive term, having won election on November 6, 2012.

Maloney is set to run for re-election in New York's 18th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014 where he will be up against candidate Nan Hayworth. He 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.[1]

Prior to his congressional career Maloney served as senior advisor to former president Bill Clinton.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Maloney is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Education:[2]

  • 1992: JD, University of Virginia
  • 1988: BA, International Relations, University of Virginia

Career

Maloney is a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. He built two businesses and also served as the senior advisor to two New York governors.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Maloney serves on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

Economy

2013 Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" The comprehensive farm bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[7] Reps. Collin Peterson, John Barrow, Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Maloney, Mike McIntyre, Bill Owens, and Tim Walz were the 8 Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[7] According to analysis by OpenSecrets, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[7] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre, and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[7]

Immigration

Healthcare

Social issues

Campaign themes

2012

Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[8]

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

Elections

2014

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.[1]

2012

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.[9]

According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member[10] 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.[11] Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[11] 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.[12]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[13] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[14] and local hero Duane Jackson also ran.[12] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[12]

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.[15]

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.”[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"
U.S. House, New York District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.5% 7,098
Richard Becker 32.6% 4,775
Matthew Alexander 12% 1,752
Duane Jackson 4.6% 674
2.2% 329
Total Votes 14,628

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.[17]

Sean Maloney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $2,257,171
Grand Total Raised $2,257,171

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maloney’s reports.[18]

Sean Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[19]April 15, 2013$11,162.67$516,763.51$(75,253.43)$452,672.75
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$452,672.75$491,463.32$(263,293.73)$680,842.34
Running totals
$1,008,226.83$(338,547.16)

2012

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.[21]

Cost per vote

Maloney spent $15.62 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Maloney is a "centrist Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[22]

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. [23]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[24]

Voting with part

Sean Maloney voted with the Demorat Party 82.7% of the time, which ranked 189th among the 201 House Demorat members as of June, 2013.[25]

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Personal

Maloney lives with his partner Randy Florke and their three adopted children.[3] [26]

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  2. Project Votesmart "Sean Maloney" Accessed June 25, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Campaign website "About"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Open Secrets "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" Accessed July 19, 2013
  8. Campaign website "Issues"
  9. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  10. Somers Daily Voice "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 New York Times "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Policker "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012
  13. PolitickerNY "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011
  14. Tom Wilson campaign site "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th congressional district," January 17, 2012
  15. WNYC "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012
  16. “Republicans Outraising Democratic Rivals In House Races” Bloomberg.com Accessed August 2, 2012.
  17. Open Secrets "Fundraising for Sean Maloney" March 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission "Sean Maloney Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Sean Maloney April Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Sean Maloney July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Sean Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  22. Gov Track "Maloney, Sean" Accessed June 21, 2013
  23. GovTrack, "Sean Maloney" Accessed April 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org "Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  26. National Journal "New Faces: New York, 18th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Nita Lowey
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 18
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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