John C. Carney, Jr.

John C. Carney, Jr. ( born May 20, 1956 in Wilmington, Delaware ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party, former Deputy Governor of the State of Delaware and, since January 3, 2011 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Delaware.


After attending St. Mark's High School in Wilmington, he studied at Dartmouth College and graduated in 1978 from. Subsequent thereto postgraduate studies at the University of Delaware, he finished with a Master of Public Administration (MPA ). Later he became a member of the staff of longtime Democratic Senator from Delaware, Joe Biden, and supported this also in 1988 in its efforts to nomination as the Democratic candidate in the presidential election in 1988.

His professional and political career took place in Delaware, where he was first deputy managing director of the New Castle County. Later he became deputy chief of staff of Governor Tom Carper, before he was last to 2001 Minister of Finance (State Secretary of Finance) in the state government of Delaware. He eventually became Vice Governor Ruth Ann Minner to succeed, which was Carpers successor as Governor of Delaware in 2001. During his term as Lieutenant Governor, he was also President of the Senate from Delaware and initiated with the " Lt. Governor's Challenge ," a state-wide program to improve the physical fitness of the population.

In 2008 he applied unsuccessfully to the lineup as the Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial election on November 4, 2008, and subject it to the then Governor Jack Markell selected for. After his retirement as lieutenant governor in January 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) of the company Transformative Technologies. In addition, he was both a board member of Special Olympics as well as the Christian Association Young People in Delaware.

In the election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010, he was elected as a Democratic candidate for the Members of the Congress single electoral district of Delaware, where he prevailed over Glen Urquhart. He was so 3 January 2011 successor of the Republican Michael Castle, who applied unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. Carney is one of only three Democrats who were victorious in this election in a previously held by Republicans district; This also succeeded Colleen Hanabusa (Hawaii) and Cedric Richmond ( Louisiana). In his election campaign, Carney joined to support other health programs, a renewable energy initiatives and a renewal of American industry.