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John Carney

Gov. John Carney

  • January 17, 2017 - January 18, 2021
    January 19, 2021 - Current
  • Democratic
  • May 20, 1956
  • Delaware
  • Dartmouth College; University of Delaware
  • Tracey Carney


Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. Governor Carney took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. Governor Carney has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.

Governor Carney began his second term Governor on January 19, 2021. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Carney has attempted to balance the need for a healthy community with the need for a strong economy. Working with Delawareans, our communities, and Members of the General Assembly, Governor Carney remains focused on beating COVID-19, rebuilding our economy, making sure all Delaware children have an opportunity to succeed, and recommitting to a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware.

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