Speaker Bio

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The Honorable John Delaney
United States Representative (D-MD 6th District) (2013-2019)

Democratic presidential candidate John K. Delaney is a former entrepreneur and member of Congress, representing Maryland’s 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013-2019. The emphasis of Delany’s campaign is to bring the country together, end hyper-partisanship and focus on the future.

Delaney grew up in a blue-collar union household in northern New Jersey and his parents did not attend college. Delaney founded and led two-publicly traded companies that provided capital to small and medium-sized firms, helping thousands of businesses grow. Delaney’s work earned him Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama administration for investing in economically distressed communities.

In Congress, Delany crafted innovative bipartisan legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure and, in 2017, was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine for his efforts. Delaney also authored legislation to create a carbon tax, establish access to pre-K nationwide, end gerrymandering, and support America’s veterans. GovTrack identified Delaney as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress.

To date, Delany has campaigned in all 99 Iowa counties and has multiple offices open in Iowa and New Hampshire, with campaign headquarters in Maryland. John and his wife April McClain-Delaney live in Potomac Maryland with their four daughters.