Nov. 8, 2016 Governor
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Delaware is facing an economic future that will look very different from our past.
John Carney is ready to lead us there.

John Carney Has A Vision For Where Delaware Goes Next

Growing up in Claymont, John's neighbors worked mostly in industrial facilities like DuPont Edgemoor or Claymont Steel.

Today, many of those jobs are gone.

Delaware's next governor needs to lead our state through a transition to an innovation economy that will provide Delawareans with well-paying middle class jobs of the future.

Other priorities include:
•    Fixing Delaware's education system so our students are prepared for a job in the new economy and our teachers and students have the resources they need.
•    Keeping our streets safe, helping those who are suffering from addiction, and giving our youth options beyond a life of crime.
•    Getting our state's finances under control so we can continue to pay for the services Delawareans rely on.

Creating 21st Century Jobs

John Carney will pursue every opportunity to position Delaware for new manufacturing jobs and the jobs of the future in biotech, pharmaceuticals, fintech and agricultural sciences. John also supports worker retraining initiatives to ensure that all Delawareans can take advantage of these jobs and build a gqod life for themselves and their families. We must support our farmers, and create new manufacturing and blue collar jobs so all Delawareans can earn a livable wage.

Improving Our Schools
Today, nearly every good job requires some education beyond high school. But our education system is not preparing all Delaware students for 21st century jobs. We need to change the way we educate our kids:
•    Providing quality early childhood education for every child
•    Giving teachers more flexibility and support in the classroom
•    Making sure every child is college and career ready

Keeping Communities Safe
John Carney wants to target law enforcement resources on high-risk offenders, so police can focus their efforts on individuals with a history of violent crimes. He believes we need to improve relationships between police and communities. He also wants to address the opioid epidemic and improve prison rehabilitation programs.

Fixing The Budget
John knows we can't continue with business as usual. Increased spending in areas like health care are outpacing our ability to afford it, and crowding out spending on education, creating jobs, and protecting our environment. John will lead a bipartisan effort, working with business and other community leaders, to get our budget back on track.

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The second of nine children, John was born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont by his parents, Jack and Ann Carney, who were both educators.

He attended St. Mark's High School and led the school's football team to its first state championship in 1973.
After graduating high school, John attended Dartmouth College and upon graduation returned to Delaware and earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration at the University of Delaware.

Between 2001 and 2009, he served as Delaware's Lt. Governor, and since 2011 as Delaware's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

John currently lives in Wilmington with his wife Tracey. They have two sons, Sam and Jimmy.

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Biography  [born May 20, 1956]

John Carney
The son of two teachers and a lifelong Delawarean, John Carney is a strong, independent voice for our state. Serving in his third term as Delaware’s lone Congressman, John has established a reputation as a pragmatic leader who puts results over rhetoric.
Frustrated by the constant fighting in the House of Representatives, John started a bipartisan policy group of Democrats and Republicans who sit down regularly to discuss issues and find common ground.

His efforts have paid off. Since taking office, several of John’s legislative proposals have been signed into law with the broad support of both parties. One helps companies go public to grow and create jobs, while a second proposal increases access to important prescription drugs that are vulnerable to shortage. A third helps veterans transfer skills they learned in the military to jobs back here at home. Another saved 500 Delaware jobs from being shipped overseas.

John is a strong supporter of the “Make It In America” agenda to rebuild the U.S. manufacturing sector and create jobs across the country by supporting small businesses, investing in infrastructure, and implementing smart tax policy and regulations. He is also a leading advocate of a comprehensive deficit reduction plan that is balanced, fair, and protects the middle class. He was one of just 38 members of Congress to vote for the only bipartisan budget plan put forward in 2012.

John has introduced legislation in the House designed to protect the thirty-year fixed rate mortgage and keep housing affordable. He embarked on a statewide listening tour to find ways to reduce the cost of college and pursuing legislation to accomplish this is one of his highest priorities.

John’s public service career has spanned more than 20 years, including serving as Lt. Governor of Delaware, Secretary of Finance for Delaware, and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Governor Tom Carper. In these positions, he played a key role in the sale of the Port of Wilmington to the state, worked to cut taxes nine times, and helped the state earn its first AAA bond rating -- which it still holds today.

The second of nine children, John was born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont by his parents Jack and Ann. He was quarterback of the 1973 state championship St. Mark's high school football team, and earned All-Ivy League and Most Valuable Player honors in football at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated in 1978. He later coached freshmen football at the University of Delaware, while earning his master’s degree in public administration.

John lives in Wilmington with his wife, Tracey. Their sons, Sam and Jimmy, are both college students.