Birthdate: July 30, 1966
Birth Place: Sherbrooke, , Canada
Residence: Cold Spring, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
State: New York
District: District 18
Sean Patrick Maloney was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, to American parents. He grew up in Hanover, N.H., the youngest of six children. He currently resides in Cold Springs, N.Y. Maloney received a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
Maloney spent a year working with Jesuit priests in the slums of Chimbote, Peru.
He joined Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign for president. Afterward, Maloney worked in private practice before joining the Clinton re-election campaign in 1996. He later became staff secretary and assistant to the president.
Maloney left the White House to run a risk-management software company. After it was sold he returned to law practice. In 2006 he ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in New York.
He then worked for Govs. Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson before leaving for a law firm partnership.
Maloney and longtime partner, Randy Florke, have three children.
Sean Patrick Maloney says if elected to Congress he would try to reinstate President Bill Clinton-era policies that he says helped create millions of jobs but were undone by Republican-controlled Congresses.
Maloney is running for New York's 18th Congressional District seat.
He notes that the Clinton administration had budget surpluses and says he would take the same approach. He says wealthy Americans should pay their fair share of taxes to help balance the budget.
Maloney wants a permanent tuition tax credit for families paying for college. He wants to end taxpayer-funded subsidies for oil companies.
Maloney says he opposes changing Medicare to a voucher system. He supports funding for Planned Parenthood.
Maloney calls for speeding up the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Source: Associated Press