Monday, July 30, 2018

Happy Birthday to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, Current Candidate to Be NY Attorney General

Sean Patrick Maloney was born today, July 30, in 1966. He  is an American politician serving as as the U.S. Representative for New York's 18th congressional districtsince 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada and raised in nearby Hanover, New Hampshire, he earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia. He entered politics as a volunteer for Bill Clinton's presidential campaigns, and later served as his senior West Wing adviser and White House Staff Secretary. After the Clinton Administration, he served as the First Deputy Secretary to New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson.

Prior to being elected to Congress, he worked as an executive in a private equity firm and as an attorney. In 2006 he ran in the Democratic primary for New York Attorney General, but came in third to Mark J. Green and winner Andrew Cuomo. 

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 after defeating Republican incumbent Nan Hayworth. He campaigned for the election as a moderate and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He is the first openly gay person to be elected to Congress from New York. 

It was announced on June 6, 2018, that he would be running for New York Attorney General in the 2018 election.

Maloney has been with his husband, Randy Florke (above far right), since 1992, when they met in New York City where Maloney was helping plan the Democratic National Convention. Together they have three adopted children. Florke is an interior decorator who has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine. Maloney and his family live in the Putnam County community of Cold Spring, New York. On January 14, 2014, Maloney announced that he and Florke had become engaged on Christmas Day 2013. On June 21, 2014, he and Florke were married in Cold Spring, New York. Maloney became the second member of Congress to legally marry his same-sex partner while in office, the first being former Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts), in 2012.

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