Congressman John Delaney was elected in 2012 to serve Maryland’s Sixth District. Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in the House of Representatives, and brings to Washington extensive experience as a successful entrepreneur and as a private sector and nonprofit leader. In 2017, Congressman Delaney was named one of 50 of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, the only member of the House of Representatives to make the list.
John is a graduate of Columbia University and Georgetown University Law Center. A business builder, Delaney founded two New York Stock Exchange listed companies before the age of 40, and is a past winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
John’s companies were both founded in Maryland. CapitalSource, where John is Chairman Emeritus and which went public in 2003, lent money to thousands of small businesses around the country and has been recognized by the Treasury Department for lending to disadvantaged communities. Prior to CapitalSource, he founded HealthCare Financial Partners, a company that was started in 1993 and became a public company in 1996.
John and his wife April McClain-Delaney have made community service a priority, especially in the field of education, the provision of core services, and issues affecting children. They are generous supporters of public interest law initiatives at Georgetown University Law Center, where they endowed the Delaney Family Professorship in Public Interest Law and have funded significant scholarships for student’s interest in public service. John is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and the National Symphony Orchestra, was the past Chairman of the Board at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School and was a past member of the Board of Directors for the International Center for Research on Women.