B.A. Dartmouth College
M.A. University of Delaware in Public Administration
Government/Public Service Experience:
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for New Castle County
Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Carper
Delaware State Secretary of Finance under Carper
24th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (2001-2009)
Married to Tracey Quillen, have two sons
A Delaware boy who has a record of accomplishment within the state and has a real vision for the future.
On the Issues:
John Carney’s campaign literature says the health care reforms passed last year don’t go far enough.
He’d like to do more for small businesses and focus on more affordable healthcare. He would like to create regional insurance pools to reduce costs.
Carney says he’d like to reduce healthcare waste and supports patient-centered medical homes. These homes would be supported by an association of family physicians, etc.
John Carney’s campaign literature supports more math, science and technology training in schools. He says an emphasis should be put on attracting world class teachers. He believes in providing what ever tools necessary to do the job.
Carney also says the goal is create jobs for the 21st century. He says he wants to find ways to make colleges, universities and community college more affordable. He believes in strengthening the federal Pell grant and student loans as a way to off set college tuitions.
John Carney’s campaign literature says that investing in emerging and renewable energy technology is the best way to create jobs.
He wants to lower taxes and federal regulations on small businesses. He says he will work with banks and the federal finance system so red tape on small business can be streamlined.
He wants to lower the government debt as he calls that a long term drag on our economy. He says a priority to make sure families can pay their mortgage, save for college and retirement.