John Carney Bio, Career, Politics, Education, Age, Family and Net Worth

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Who is John Carney?

John Carney ( John Charles Carney Jr) is an American politician, serving as the 74th governor of Delaware since 2017.

In addition, he is also a member of the Democratic Party and served as the US representative for Delaware’s at-large congressional district from 2011 to 2017. Furthermore, he was also the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware where he served from 2001 to 2009.

His first unsuccessful attempt to run for the Democratic nomination for governor was in 2008. However, he lost the race to Jack Markell. He came back in 2016 and run again and this time round he won succeeding Markell, whose term was limited. After that, he was re-elected in 2020 after he crushed a Republican nominee Julianne Murray with 59.5% of the votes.


Political Career

John has worked as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County and also as a Secretary of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Tom Carper.


A Photo of John Carney
A Photo of John Carney


Lieutenant Governor Of Delaware

In 2000, John was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Delaware for the first time. His term began on January 16th, 2001 to January 20, 2009. Moreover, John headed over the Delaware State Senate and oversaw the Board of Pardons as Lieutenant Governor. John also headed over 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.

Furthermore, in 2002, John launched the “Models of Excellence in Education” education program. The program was identifying strategies in schools that had increased student success. Furthermore, he was also voted as head of the National Lieutenant Governors Association by his colleagues from July 2004 to July 2005.

John Carney has long been a strong supporter of wellness issues in Delaware, where he sponsors ” Be Healthy Delaware” and ” The Lt. Governor’s Challenge” to encourage Delaware to be more active and address the state’s high rate of chronic diseases. Furthermore, he fought for Delaware’s public smoking ban to improve health, and reduce the cases of cancer, and diverting teens’ attention from smoking.

In addition, John also served as president and chief operating officer of Transformative Technologies after his term as lieutenant governor ended in 2009. Furthermore, Transformative Technologies is investing in the DelaWind project to bring offshore wind turbine development to Delaware. However, he had the intention of resigning in early 2010 to focus on his U.S. House candidacy.


How Old Is John Carney?

He was born on May 20th, 1956, currently, he is 65 years.

John Carney Family

Who are His Parents?

He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to Ann Marie and John Charles. Both of his parents were educators and their great-grandparents immigrated from Ireland.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has no known siblings but we will update the details as soon as they are available.

John Carney Education

He attended the St. Marks High School, where he was a player for the football team, where he was a quarterback of the 1973 state. After that, he joined Dartmouth College, where he earned All-Ivy League and Most Valuable Player honor in football. He graduated from the institute in 1978.

John Carney Wife

He is married to Tracey Quillen Carney

John Carney Kids

Together with his wife, they have two adults, Sam and Jimmy. Sam attended Clemson University while Jimmy attended Tuft University and majored in computer science. Furthermore, Sam was named as one of a number of defendants in two separate lawsuits which were filed by the parents of Tucker Hipps.

U.S House of Representatives

Elections 2010

John was the Democratic Party nominee for the whole of Delaware in the United States House of Representatives in 2010. However, in the general election, he faced the Republican Glen Urquhart, Independent Party of Delaware Earl R. Lofland, Libertarian Brent A. Wangen, and others.

The office had been held by Republican Michael Castle since 1993. However, he decided not to seek re-election to the House in order to run for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joe Biden. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll published the results of its opinion polls in the first week of October. The poll showed John with a 15-point advantage over Urquhart, 51%-36 %; well ahead in New Castle County (56-32) but running even with Urquhart (43-43) in the downstate counties of Kent and Sussex.

On January 3rd, 2011, John took office after winning with 16 points 57% to 41%. His triumph was one of the three seats gained by the Democrats where the Republicans got 63 seats.


In his second term, he faced Tom Kovach, a Republican nominee and the president of New Castle County Council. During a debate with Kovach, he claimed that he will continue to do in Washington what he did in Delaware to work through the aisle until he gets things done.

Moreover, talking on the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare), Carney remarked that it “is not perfect,” but that it is the “one opportunity we have to get prices under control.” He was re-elected in a landslide, with 64% of the vote to Kovach’s 33%.


He sought re-election for a third term in 2014. During the 2014 election, he beat Rose Izzo a Republican nominee by 59% to 37%, with Green Bernie August and Libertarian Scott Gesty getting only 2% each.

Governor of Delaware

Election 2008

John decided to seek the Democratic nomination for the office of governor in 2008, as the sitting governor was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.

However, despite being endorsed by most of the party establishment, Carney lost the Democratic primary by fewer than two thousand votes in a close race to State Treasurer Jack Markell, who went on to win the general election

2016 election

After losing in 2014, he tried again in 2016 seeking the Democratic nomination for the office of governor. The sitting governor was also barred by the constitution from running to a third term. John won the nomination and went on to win the general election.


Carney issued Executive Order 11 on July 12, 2017 to restore the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. On July 20, Carney rejected a law passed by the Delaware House of Representatives. The bill was going to remove the five-mile radius for Delaware charter schools with enrollment preference, excluding students from Wilmington. In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate cost-sharing reductions in the American health-care system.

Moreover, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware, he issued a number of statements. Barry Croft, a Bear resident who had completed a three-year term for having a pistol during the commission of a felony, was pardoned by Carney in April 2019. Croft was arrested and prosecuted federally in October 2020 for his role in an abduction plan against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

John Carney Height/Measurement

Carney stands at a stature of 1.80m and weighs 84 kg

John Carney Net Worth

Currently, his net worth is still under review, however in 2017, his net worth was estimated to be around $2million.