After two decades as a successful entrepreneur, innovator, business and non-profit leader, John Delaney was elected to represent Maryland’s Sixth District in 2012. Since taking office, Delaney has earned local and national praise for his thoughtful results-oriented approach on economic policy. In his first term in office Delaney has written problem-solving bills to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner, create middle class jobs, give veterans a voice at the Department of Veterans Affairs, improve government services and reduce costs, protect Social Security, and preserve the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. As the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in Congress, Delaney has a unique appreciation for the opportunities and challenges our nation faces in a global and technology enabled world.
John Delaney grew up the son of a union electrician in a working class neighborhood. Although his parents didn’t have the opportunity to attend college, Delaney won scholarships to attend Columbia University, including support from his father’s local IBEW 164. After graduating from Columbia, Delaney received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and began his business career in Maryland.
U.S. Representative, Washington’s 1st Congressional District
"I have cosponsored a number of bills to reduce the influence of money in our democratic system." - Suzan DelBene