A successful businessman and community leader, John Delaney knows firsthand the importance of innovative, multi-stakeholder approaches to solving problems facing our country. Delaney has supported programs such as the Green Job Training Grants and the Maryland Energy Sector Partnership, which work to bring clean energy jobs to the state. Delaney is also a strong advocate for funding environmental protection in Maryland, especially preservation of the Chesapeake Bay.
In Congress, Delaney will prioritize the creation of green jobs that focus on sustainability, green construction, and renewable technology. He will also work to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels, protect our air, land, and water, and defend the EPA’s ability to protect public health and reduce pollution. Prior to his election to Congress, Delaney founded several successful businesses as well as Blueprint Maryland, a non-profit focused on fostering economic diversification and private sector job creation in the state.
Delaney joins the U.S. House after defeating ten-term Representative Roscoe Bartlett, who has a lifetime score of 19% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2011.
In his own words:
"Our planet faces tremendous challenges ranging from climate change to overfishing to water allocation and conservation. Using science to guide, we can act now to reverse our present course and create solutions to shape a sustainable world and future. I will be an outspoken voice for upholding federal laws that protect our natural resources and promote good stewardship."
Source: John Delaney Campaign Website