John CarneyJohn Carney – DE

Current Position: Governor since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2017; Lt. Governor from 2001 – 2009

Carney served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County and as Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Carper. In 2002 he launched the education initiative “Models of Excellence in Education” to identify practices in schools that have raised student achievement.

Carney has long been an advocate for wellness issues in Delaware, sponsoring “BeHealthy Delaware” and “The Lt. Governor’s Challenge” to encourage Delawareans to be more active and address the state’s high rate of chronic disease.

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Current Position: Governor since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2017; Lt. Governor from 2001 – 2009

Carney served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County and as Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Carper. In 2002 he launched the education initiative “Models of Excellence in Education” to identify practices in schools that have raised student achievement.

Carney has long been an advocate for wellness issues in Delaware, sponsoring “BeHealthy Delaware” and “The Lt. Governor’s Challenge” to encourage Delawareans to be more active and address the state’s high rate of chronic disease.

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About

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John Carney 1Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. John took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. John has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.

From 2011 to 2017, John served as Delaware’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his three terms in Congress, John worked with members of both parties to find solutions to the most important challenges facing the nation. He supported the revitalization of American manufacturing through the “Make It In America” agenda. He was a lead sponsor of the centerpiece of the Jumpstart our Businesses (JOBS) Act that made it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses to grow and create jobs. John also introduced legislation that was signed into law to prevent critical prescription drug shortages, and he was the lead sponsor on a successful bill to help veterans more easily enter the job market.

Prior to his time in Congress, John served two terms as Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor. Between 2001 and 2009, John developed the Lt. Governor’s Challenge to encourage Delawareans to live active, healthier lifestyles. He also created and implemented the Models of Excellence in Education program that allowed schools throughout the state to share best practices. In addition, John was a strong supporter of the Delaware smoking ban and he led the fight for a Cancer Right to Know law, ultimately passed in 2008. John also served as Chairman of the Delaware Healthcare Commission, the Criminal Justice Council, and the Delaware Science & Technology Council.

Under then-Governor Tom Carper, John served as Delaware’s Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff. Before that, he was Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County, and on the staff of then-Senator Joe Biden. In these roles, he helped Delaware earn its first ever AAA bond rating, played a key role in the state’s purchase of the Port of Wilmington, and worked to cut taxes nine times.

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 where he continued his football career and earned All-Ivy League and Most Valuable Player honors. When John returned to Delaware, he coached Freshmen Football on the staff of UD Head Coach Tubby Raymond while earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Delaware.

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

Personal

Full Name: John C. Carney, Jr.

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Tracey; 2 Children: Sam, Jimmy

Birth Date: 05/20/1956

Birth Place: Wilmington, DE

Home City: Claymont, DE

Religion: Roman Catholic

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Education

MPA, Urban & Agency Management, University of Delaware, 1982-1984

BA, Dartmouth College, 1974-1978

Political Experience

Governor, State of Delaware, 2017-present

Candidate, Delaware State Governor, 2020

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2010-2016

Lieutenant Governor, State of Delaware, 2001-2009

Finance Secretary, State of Delaware, 1997-2000

Professional Experience

President/Chief Operating Officer, Transformative Technologies, Limited Liability Corporation, 2009-2010

Deputy Chief of Staff/Secretary of Finance, Office of Governor Tom Carper, 1994-1997

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, New Castle County, 1989-1994

Staff, Office of United States Senator Joe Biden, 1986-1989

Offices

Wilmington
Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
12th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Dover
Tatnall Building
150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd South
Dover, DE 19901

Contact

Email: Government

Web Links

Politics

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Election Results

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Finances

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New Legislation

Issues

Source: Government page

Governor Carney took office on January 17, 2017 focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and protecting our environment.

Working with Delawareans across the state – and with members of the General – we’re making real progress on each those priorities.

We’re rebuilding our infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs. We’re making historic investments in Delaware’s public schools, and preserving record amounts of farmland and open space statewide.

 Giving every Delawarean a strong education.

 

Wilmington Learning Collaborative. Wilmington Schools. Wilmington Voices.
Wilmington Learning Collaborative

The Collaborative’s goal is to create consistency for students, empower educators, school leaders, and communities, and improve outcomes for students in City of Wilmington schools.

 

Governor Carney and school children
Opportunity FundingDistricts and charter schools in Delaware are receiving weighted funding to better support the state’s most disadvantaged students. Working with the General Assembly, Governor Carney set aside $75 million over three years, beginning in Fiscal Year 2020, for English learners, low-income students and new mental health support in schools. By Fiscal Year 2025, annual funding for the program will increase to $60 million each year. 

Governor Carney stands behind a podium holding a book while inside a library.
School Construction

We have directed one-time revenue into one-time projects and built the largest infrastructure program in Delaware history – two years in a row. We are repairing our roads and bridges and building new schools in communities up and down our state.

That includes a state-of-the-art school that will replace Bancroft on the east side of Wilmington – the first new school in our largest city in a generation.

 

Governor Carney with students from Nellie Stokes

“All children should be able to read at grade level by third grade. Be proficient in math by middle school. And graduate high school ready for college or a career. If we meet those targets, our students will be better off in the long run. And our state will be stronger. But here’s the uncomfortable truth: too many students are behind. That’s especially true among our most vulnerable students. And that’s just not acceptable. We need everyone to lean into this issue.”

Governor John Carney

 


 

 Building a stronger community.

 

Governor Carney in a hard hat walks through a housing construction site with other members of the team.
Housing

Every Delawarean should have a safe and affordable place to live and raise a family. Governor Carney is investing over $100 million in affordable housing throughout the state, funded in part by the American Rescue Plan Act.

 

State Employees and volunteers tilt a tree before planting it.
ClimateFor more than a decade, Delaware has taken steps to address the causes and consequences of climate change. But we need to do more. Delaware’s Climate Action Plan, which is the result of a year-long process involving residents, businesses and technical experts, is a roadmap for how the state can prepare for climate change in the decades ahead. 

Governor Carney speaking about Clean Water
Clean Water

All Delawareans deserve clean water. The Delaware Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities helps provide clean public drinking water and updated wastewater treatment to communities throughout the state.

Wide open space in Delaware
Open Space

Delaware’s Open Space Program aims to protect the state’s natural and cultural assets by permanently preserving them for future generations to enjoy. The Delaware Open Space Council coordinates each acquisition to expand state parks and preserves, fish and wildlife areas, state forests and cultural resource sites.

Governor Carney and Secretary Scuse hold shovels

“In the Oath of Office, we all take as elected officials, we pledge to ‘respect the right of future generations to share the rich historic and natural heritage of Delaware.’ But, that natural heritage is under threat. We’re the lowest-lying state in the nation. And the effects of climate change and sea level rise on Delaware communities are real. We’re seeing them every day. That’s why we need to take action. With the help of federal infrastructure funding, we will accelerate efforts to build out Delaware’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. And we’ll restore investments in the Clean Water Trust – to protect our waterways and drinking water.”

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 Building a stronger economy.

 

Governor Carney signs legislation in front of a group at First State Brewing
Site ReadinessThe Delaware Site Readiness Fund promotes economic growth and stability by investing in the development or improvement of commercial and industrial sites to attract job-creating businesses. The Fund provides grants, loans or other economic assistance to qualified businesses or local governments that invest in constructing, renovating or improving infrastructure for sites that will attract new businesses or expand existing businesses within the State. 

Governor John Carney standing at a podium giving a press conference
Small Business Support

Small businesses are the backbone of Delaware’s economy. The Delaware Division of Small Business supports small business owners with programs like the EDGE Grants to kick-start their businesses.

Governor Carney reviews data on a computer at HX Innovations
Workforce Shortage

Currently, we have more job openings than people looking for work. We’re competing for new business investment and talent. Our ability to compete will depend on our success building a highly-skilled workforce ready for jobs for the future.

Governor John Carney shaking hands with fellow Delawareans.

“I believe that our success as a state must start with building a strong and growing economy. We know that a good job solves a lot of problems – and that’s not just political rhetoric.”

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 Creating a sustainable future through fiscal responsibility.

 

Governor Carney gives remarks standing behind a podium.
American Rescue PlanThe American Rescue Plan Act, championed by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation and signed into law by President Joe Biden, will allow Delaware to invest $925 million in one-time funded projects throughout the state. These investments will provide economic growth and help build a stronger, more equitable economy for all Delawareans. 

Governor Carney and others use shovels to break ground on a road construction project.
InfrastructureThe Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, championed by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation and signed into law by President Joe Biden, is a once-in-a-generation commitment to improving roads, bridges, transit, water and wastewater systems, broadband, energy and other infrastructure areas. In its first year, more than $700 million of funding has come to Delaware for a wide variety of programs across the state. 

Governor Carney holds Senate Bill 56 while seated at a desk and surrounded by legislators and advocates who are clapping.
Economic Relief

Governor Carney signed House Bill 360, bipartisan legislation creating the Delaware Relief Rebate Program. This provided every adult Delaware taxpayer with a $300 direct payment to help with the rising costs at the grocery store and gas pump.

Governor Carney holds up a signed version of the FY 23 budget

“We can’t make any of these investments – in education, in our economy, in environmental protection and public safety – if we don’t have our fiscal house in order. Over the past six years, we have charted a responsible course, together. We’ve protected taxpayer dollars and directed investments where they can have the greatest impact. I’ve talked to a lot of taxpayers over the years – and that’s what they expect of us. When I took office six years ago, we were facing an almost $400 million deficit. Now, we have $400 million more in reserves for when the economy turns down again which we know will happen at some point. Despite a global pandemic that ravaged our economy – we have turned a significant deficit into a surplus. We have directed one-time revenue into one-time projects and built the largest infrastructure program in Delaware history – two years in a row now.”

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 Important Initiatives.

 

FSCC Website Highlight
Family Services Cabinet CouncilThe Family Services Cabinet Council is breaking down silos to better serve Delaware families. The Council is coordinating public and private services that are often fragmented, making the delivery of state services more effective.
Keep DE Litter Free
Keep DE Litter FreeDelaware is a beautiful state. Our beaches, our parks, and outdoor spaces are part of what makes our state so special. But we have a big litter problem. That’s why Governor Carney, in partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful, has launched a statewide anti-litter campaign. We will encourage Delawareans and visitors to not litter, to help clean up our outdoor spaces, and protect our unique natural heritage.

First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney working on an art project with a child
First Chance DE

First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading the First Chance Delaware initiative. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all of Delaware’s children have a “first chance” to succeed.

First Chance Delaware encourages public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, business entities and community partnerships that work to:

  • End childhood hunger and expand access to nutritious food for low-income children
  • Promote learning readiness through literacy, health, and parent-child engagement programs
  • Advance the recognition of and effective response to adverse childh

More Information

Wikipedia

John Charles Carney Jr. (born May 20, 1956) is an American politician serving as the 74th governor of Delaware since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Carney served as the U.S. representative for Delaware’s at-large congressional district from 2011 to 2017 and as the 24th lieutenant governor of Delaware from 2001 to 2009. He also served as Delaware’s secretary of finance from 1996 to 2000.[1] He first unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2008, losing to Jack Markell. He ran for governor again in 2016 and won, succeeding Markell, who was term-limited. He was reelected in 2020, defeating Republican Julianne Murray with 59.5% of the vote.

Early life and education

Carney was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Claymont, the second of nine children of Ann Marie (née Buckley) and John Charles “Jack” Carney (1925-2014).[2] Both his parents were educators.[3] His great-grandparents immigrated from Ireland.[4] Carney 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. At Dartmouth, he joined the local Beta Alpha Omega fraternity. He later coached freshman football at the University of Delaware while earning his master’s degree in public administration.[5][6]

Political career

Carney giving a speech, 2005

Carney served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County and as Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Carper. He was elected lieutenant governor of Delaware in 2000 and served from January 16, 2001, until January 20, 2009. As lieutenant governor, he presided over the Delaware State Senate and chaired the Board of Pardons. He also chaired the Delaware Health Care Commission, the Interagency Council on Adult Literacy, the Criminal Justice Council, the Center for Education Technology, and the Livable Delaware Advisory Council. In 2002 he launched the education initiative “Models of Excellence in Education” to identify practices in schools that have raised student achievement. Carney was also selected by other lieutenant governors to chair the National Lieutenant Governors Association from July 2004 to July 2005.

Carney has long been an advocate for wellness issues in Delaware, sponsoring “BeHealthy Delaware” and “The Lt. Governor’s Challenge” to encourage Delawareans to be more active and address the state’s high rate of chronic disease.[citation needed] He fought for Delaware’s public smoking ban to improve health, cut cancer rates, and discourage teens from starting to smoke.[citation needed]

After completing his tenure as lieutenant governor in 2009, Carney served as president and chief operating officer of Transformative Technologies, which is investing in the DelaWind project, to bring offshore wind turbine construction to Delaware.[7] He planned to step down in early 2010 to concentrate on his U.S. House campaign.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives

Carney during the 112th Congress

Carney was the Democratic nominee for Delaware’s at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2010. He faced Republican Glen Urquhart, Independent Party of Delaware nominee Earl R. Lofland, Libertarian Brent A. Wangen, and Blue Enigma Party nominee Jeffrey Brown. The seat had been held since 1993 by Republican Michael Castle, who declined to seek reelection to the House in order to run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden. In the first week of October, Fairleigh Dickinson University‘s PublicMind Poll released the results of its opinion research, showing Carney with a 15-point advantage over Urquhart, 51%-36%.[9] Days before the election, a second Fairleigh Dickinson poll showed Carney leading by 17 points, 53% to 36% among likely voters.[10] Carney won the seat by 16 points, 57%-41%, and took office on January 3, 2011. His victory was one of the three seats Democrats gained in a year when they lost a net 63 seats to the Republicans.

In his bid for a second term in 2012, Carney faced Republican Tom Kovach, the president of the New Castle County Council, and two minor candidates. In a debate with Kovach, Carney said, “I will continue to do in Washington what I did in Delaware: work across the aisle to get things done. I learned early on that compromise is part of life.” Carney called the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) “not perfect” but the “only chance we have to get costs under control”.[11] He was reelected in a landslide, with 64% of the vote to Kovach’s 33%. Carney ran for reelection to a third term in 2014. He defeated Republican Rose Izzo, 59% to 37%, with Green nominee Bernie August and Libertarian Scott Gesty taking 2% each.

In 2011, Carney and Illinois Republican Aaron Schock co-sponsored a bill that would use U.S. oil exploration to help fund a five-year federal highway construction project.[12][13]

On April 7, 2014, Carney introduced the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (H.R. 4414; 113th Congress) into the House.[14] The bill would exempt expatriate health care plans from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.[15] Carney argued that expatriates, a group that includes businessmen, pilots, and ship captains, usually already have special, high-quality health care plans designed to meet their unique needs.[15] He said that “expatriate health insurance plans offer high-end, robust coverage to executives and others working outside their home country, giving them access to a global network of health care providers.”[15] He indicated that requiring American expatriate health care providers to meet the Affordable Care Act’s tax and reporting requirements would put them at an unfair competitive disadvantage in comparison to foreign companies offering similar health care plans.[15]

Carney has served on the Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Governor of Delaware

Carney at a campaign event, June 23, 2008

Carney sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2008, as incumbent Governor Ruth Ann Minner was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. Despite the backing of most of the party establishment, he lost the primary in an upset by fewer than 2,000 votes to State Treasurer Jack Markell, who went on to win the general election.[16] Carney sought the Democratic nomination for governor again in 2016, as Markell was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. Carney won the Democratic primary unopposed and went on to win the general election.[17] He won a second term in 2020, defeating Republican Julianne Murray in a landslide in the general election, with 59.5% of the vote compared to her 38.6%.

On July 12, 2017, after signing Executive Order 11 to reestablish the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, Carney said, “The Juvenile Justice Advisory Group will help us create an environment where all Delaware kids have an opportunity to succeed. This Executive Order will recharge and reenergize the group to find solutions that will work.”[18] On July 20, he vetoed a Delaware House of Representatives bill removing the five-mile radius of Delaware charter schools with enrollment preference and keeping out students in Wilmington, charging it with negatively impacting “some of our most vulnerable students.”[19]

On October 13, 2017, in response to President Donald Trump‘s ending cost-sharing reductions within the American health care system, Carney said the choice would lead to “more people being uninsured in our state, which eventually means increased premiums for all of us” and pledged he would work with the state congressional delegation to return the cost-sharing reductions.[20]

In April 2019, Carney pardoned Barry Croft, a Bear resident who had served a three-year sentence for possessing a gun during the commission of a felony. In October 2020, Croft was arrested and federally charged for his involvement in a kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The day after Croft’s arrest, Carney confirmed the pardon, called the federal charges “disturbing”, and said, “This is also another warning sign about the growing threat of violence and radicalization in our politics.”[21][22]

On March 12, 2020, one day after the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the state, Carney declared a State of Emergency in Delaware due to a public health threat.[23] He issued a series of declarations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware.[24]

On May 24, 2022, Carney vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults for recreational use, incurring the wrath of fellow Democrats who have fought for years to make cannabis legal.[25]

In June 2022, Carney signed six gun safety bills into law, including an assault weapons ban.[26]

On April 21, 2023, Carney said he would not veto a bill legalizing possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, which led to cannabis effectively becoming legalized in Delaware on April 23 after a bill passed without Carney’s signature.[27]

2024 Wilmington mayoral campaign

On April 29, 2024, after months of “seriously considering” a run, Carney announced his candidacy for mayor of Wilmington in 2024, challenging former City Treasurer Velda Jones-Potter in the September Democratic primary. Carney and Jones-Potter are both seeking to succeed retiring mayor Mike Purzycki.[28]

Personal life

Carney married Tracey Quillen, daughter of Delaware Secretary of State William T. Quillen, on June 5, 1993.[29] They have two children, Sam and Jimmy, who attended Wilmington Friends School. Sam Carney graduated from Clemson University, while Jimmy is a computer science major at Tufts University.[30] In 2015 Sam Carney was named as one of a number of defendants in two separate lawsuits filed by the parents of Tucker Hipps, whose 2014 death allegedly occurred during a fraternity hazing incident.[31][32] The lawsuit was settled in July 2017.[33][34] Criminal charges have never been filed in the case despite there being no statute of limitations in South Carolina.

Carney’s nephew is Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Brian O’Neill.

Carney is Roman Catholic.[35]

Electoral history

Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. The lieutenant governor takes office the third Tuesday of January with a four-year term. U.S. Representatives take office January 3 and have a two-year term.

Public offices
OfficeTypeLocationYears
Lieutenant GovernorExecutiveDoverJanuary 16, 2001 –
January 18, 2005
Lieutenant GovernorExecutiveDoverJanuary 18, 2005 –
January 20, 2009
Election results
YearOfficeElectionSubjectPartyVotes%OpponentPartyVotes%
2000Lt. GovernorGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic193,34862%Dennis J. RochfordRepublican119,94338%
2004Lt. GovernorGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic218,27262%James P. UrsomarsoRepublican127,42536%
2008GovernorPrimaryJohn CarneyDemocratic36,11249%Jack MarkellDemocratic37,84951%
2010U.S. House of RepresentativesGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic173,44357%Glen UrquhartRepublican125,40841%
2012U.S. House of RepresentativesGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic249,90564%Tom KovachRepublican129,74933%
2014U.S. House of RepresentativesGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic137,25159%Rose IzzoRepublican85,14637%
2016GovernorGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic248,40458%Colin BoniniRepublican166,85239%
2020GovernorGeneralJohn CarneyDemocratic292,90359%Julianne MurrayRepublican190,31239%

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  2. ^ “Obituary for Jack Carney Sr”. Legacy.com.
  3. ^ “About Governor John Carney”. Governor John Carney – State of Delaware. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  4. ^ “John Carney ancestry”. Archived from the original on June 16, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
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  6. ^ “MPA alumnus John Carney, is Delaware’s Congressman-elect to U.S. House of Representatives”. University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Archived from the original on July 31, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
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  11. ^ Mace, Ben (October 16, 2012). “Citizens protest; Pires calls Carper corrupt, unfit at Delaware debates”. The Dover Post. Dover, DE. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
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John Carney – DE

Current Position: Governor since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Positions: US Representative from 2011 – 2017; Lt. Governor from 2001 – 2009

Carney served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County and as Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Carper. In 2002 he launched the education initiative “Models of Excellence in Education” to identify practices in schools that have raised student achievement.

Carney has long been an advocate for wellness issues in Delaware, sponsoring “BeHealthy Delaware” and “The Lt. Governor’s Challenge” to encourage Delawareans to be more active and address the state’s high rate of chronic disease.

Featured Quote: 
In Lewes today to sign the Clean Water for Delaware Act and to announce a plan to address wastewater and drinking water issues in underserved communities throughout #Delaware. Watch live

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Julianne Murray

Current Position: Attorney
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Senator

In February 2012, Julianne Murray opened her own practice (Murray Law LLC in Georgetown) and hit the ground running.  She built her practice from the ground up and over the course of the next 8 years has added two partners, helped thousands of Delawareans with their legal needs (both civil and criminal) and has been a champion of the U.S. and Delaware Constitutions.

Source: Campaign page

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DE 2020 Governor Race

Democrat John Carney was first elected in 2016, winning with 58 percent of the vote. No Republican has won a gubernatorial race in Delaware since Mike Castle in 1988.

We rate the race for governor in Delaware as Solid Democratic.
Politico  4/19/20

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