Daniel Maffei

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U.S. Representative

Daniel Maffei ()
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Dan Maffei has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 25th district of the State of New York, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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According to his campaign Web site, Maffei has a three-point plan for creating new jobs:

  1. Control soaring energy costs through increased emphasis on green energy; making renewable fuels and high tech research an engine for job growth.
  2. Create and retain jobs by giving tax breaks to companies for keeping jobs here; eliminate tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas.
  3. Capitalize on our knowledge resources by increasing university-industry cooperation to create new jobs.[1]


According to his campaign Web site, Maffei has a "Green Energy Plan for Upstate New York":

  1. Creating "green" jobs that can't be outsourced by investing in wind, solar, and biofuel technology;
  2. Ending tax breaks for big oil companies and reinvesting in alternative energy sources and conservation;
  3. Encouraging the production of fuel efficient vehicles and mass transit. [2]

Iraq War

Maffei supports ending the war and withdrawing troops from Iraq.[3]


Maffei was born July 4, 1968, in Syracuse, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University, and he holds master's degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. After graduation, he worked for a local television news program before serving as a staffer for several members of Congress, including Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). He now describes himself as a self-employed business owner.[4][5]

2006 elections

Maffei was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the 25th Congressional District of New York. He unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Republican Rep. Jim Walsh and lost by fewer than 3,500 votes.[6]

2008 elections

Maffei was the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge for retiring Rep. Jim Walsh's (R-N.Y.) seat in the 2008 congressional elections.[7] He went on to defeat Republican nominee Dale Sweetland in the November 2008 general election.[8]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Syracuse University$ 26,220
Harris Corp$ 24,300
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 20,000
JStreetPAC$ 16,550
Service Employees International Union$ 15,250
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 13,000
Ernst & Young$ 13,000
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co$ 12,400
Hiscock & Barclay$ 12,400
Sullivan & Cromwell$ 12,100
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Daniel Maffei
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Committees and affiliations



More background data


DC office
  • 113 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2311 Fax: 202-225-3057
    Webform email
District offices
  • P.O. Box 7306, 1340 Federal Building, Syracuse, NY 13261
    Ph: 315-423-5657 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Campaign contact information

Email: dan@maffeiforcongress.com
Phone: 315-449-0051
Fax: 703-4726 Mail: Friends of Dan Maffei
P.O. Box 74
Syracuse, NY 13214
Campaign Headquarters: 305 South Main St.
North Syracuse, NY 13212

Articles and resources


  1. Maffei's Job Creation Plan
  2. Maffei's Energy Plan
  3. "Race Profile: N.Y. 25th District," NYTimes.com
  4. About Dan Maffei, Maffei for Congress.
  5. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  6. Ben Pershing, "Across the Northeast, GOP's Hold Lessens," The Washington Post, August 18, 2008
  7. 2008 Race Tracker page on New York's 25th Congressional District
  8. "New York 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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