GAITHERSBURG – Representative John Delaney (D-6) won a third term to the House of Representatives Tuesday defeating Republican nominee Amie Hoeber.
“I’m so blessed to have such amazing supporters, friends, and volunteers,” Delaney said. “We’re going to have to, as a country move on from this, [people] don’t like the dark money, the partisan political gains.”
“I’m humbled, the thing about the House [of Representatives] is that the constituents have to decide if they like the job you’re doing,” Delaney added.
Delaney won 55.2 percent of the vote, winning 165,977 ballots. Hoeber claimed 40.9 percent with 123,301 votes.
“It’s been an amazing experience, we touched a lot of people, we have a lot of good things to take from this campaign, and we look forward to the future,” Hoeber said during her concession speech.
Delaney who was first elected in 2012 and reelected in 2014 will now serve his third term in congress.
Prior to his first election, Delaney owned two financial service firms in Montgomery County while Hoeber worked in defense contracting.
During the course of the campaign, Delaney emphasized his bipartisan legislative record while Hoeber billed herself as the conservative alternative.
Both candidates raised veteran care, transportation, and drug abuse as their core issues.
Delaney spent $1.45 million dollars after raising approximately $1.67 million while Hoeber spent approximately $950,000 and raised just more than $1 million.
The race was the tightest congressional race in the Maryland with a 15 percent margin separating the two candidates.
Victory margins in all other congressional races exceeded at 20 percent.
Delaney said he planned a continuation agenda in the next Congress.
“Most of what I’ve done is on a bipartisan basis, tax reform, social impact bonds, we’re making really good progress on that,” Delaney said. “So I’m just going to continue on those things.”