John Delaney

John Delaney, the first candidate to register for the 2020 Presidential election, is a former Maryland Congressman (6th district) who served 3 terms from 2013 to 2019.  He did not seek reelection in 2018 and announced his run for President on August 10, 2017. (For debate info, visit our home page.)

Personal info (via CNN): 

Birthdate: April 16, 1963
Birthplace: Wood-Ridge, New Jersey
Birth name: John Kevin Delaney
Father: Jack Delaney, an electrician
Mother: Elaine (Rowe) Delaney, homemaker
Marriage: April McClain-Delaney
Children: Summer, Lily, Grace, Brooke
Education: Columbia University, B.S., 1985; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1988
Religion: Roman Catholic

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Other Facts:

  • Went to Columbia University on scholarships from his father's trade union, the American Legion, the VFW and the Lions Club.
  • Delaney, who has owned a health care company, a health care lender, and a lender to small- and mid-sized businesses, was one of the wealthiest members of the US Congress when he served as a representative from Maryland, according to the 2018 Roll Call Wealth of Congress analysis, which placed him as the sixth-richest, with a calculated net worth of $93 million.
  • The youngest CEO of a publicly traded company when his first company was listed on the stock exchange.
  • He practiced law briefly at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge in the late 1980s, after completing law school.

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