Carolyn B. Maloney represents New Yorkâ€™s 14th Congressional District as the U.S. Representative. She was first elected in 1992, and is a member of the Democratic Party. She is responsible for most of Manhattanâ€™s East Side, Astoria, Long Island City, and Roosevelt Island.
Maloney, who's maiden name is Carolyn Bosher, was born on Feb. 19, 1946 in Greensboro, N.C. Maloney graduated from Greensboro College before entering into a career in politics.
Maloney was elected into the House of Representatives in 1992 after defeating Republican Bill Green. She has be re-elected nine times, and is also the first women to ever represent the district. Maloney faced off against Charles Millard in a tight race in 1994, but has not faced much competition for the spot since. Her most recent challenge came from Republican Ryan Brumberg who she beat in 2010 with 75 percent of the vote.
As co-founder of the House 9/11 Commission Caucus, Maloney helped pass legislation to implement all of the 9/11 Commissionâ€™s recommendations for improving intelligence gathering. She helped author the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Care and Compensation Act to provide health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders, residents and workers near Ground Zero. The bill was passed by Congress in 2010 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2, 2011.
In 1982 Maloney was elected into the New York City Council. She defeated Robert Rodriguez in East Harlem and served for 10 years as councilmember. At first Maloney served as First Chair of Committee of Contracts. She started Vendex program, which was computerized systems tracking information on dity contracts and vendors doing business with the City.
Rep. Maloney is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Democrats' Steering and Policy Committee, and immediate past Chair of the Joint Economic Committee.