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Birthdate: April 16, 1963
Birth Place: Woodridge, NJ, United States
Residence: Potomac, MD
Religion: Roman Catholic
District: District 6
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Graduate: Georgetown University
John Delaney is a Maryland businessman who is making is first run for Congress.
In 2011, he founded Blueprint Maryland, a nonprofit focused on fostering private sector job creation in the state.
Delaney is the co-founder and chairman of CapitalSource Inc, a commercial lender. He also founded HealthCare Financial Partners, Inc., which provides financing to health care service companies. HealthCare Financial was founded in 1993 and sold to Heller Financial in 1999.
He and his wife, April, have four daughters.
John Delaney won the 2012 Democratic primary with 54 percent of the vote, defeating a Maryland state senator backed by the state's Democratic establishment.
Delaney picked up a variety of endorsements outside of Annapolis, including from former President Bill Clinton, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards.
Delaney is making his first run for Congress. Throughout his campaign, he has touted his experience in creating thousands of private-sector jobs.
He has spoken of the need to diversify Maryland's economy and highlighted his bringing together of business, education, labor, and community leaders in efforts to spur job growth.
Delaney says he wants to bring the perspective of an entrepreneur to Washington, and he has called for greater fairness in the nation's tax code.
"I will not support any plan that reduces the deficit on the backs of seniors and the working poor," Delaney said.
He supports letting the President George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy expire.
Delaney also supports President Barack Obama's proposed reforms of the corporate tax code and for reforming the capital gains tax.
"We must raise the capital gains taxes paid on investments in large companies and at the same time lower capital gains for small business investment so that there is a strong incentive to invest in small companies, who create over sixty percent of new jobs," Delaney said.
Delaney has poured more than $1 million of his own money into the race.
Source: Associated Press
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