It's the first time in 20 years a Democrat will be seated in the newly drawn 6th District, which now includes a big part of Montgomery County, to include Gaithersburg and Germantown.
Congressman Elect John Delaney, a newcomer to politics, says the first thing he will do, when he's seated, is make sure that his District office is set up and his constituent services are ready to launch to high standards. "And the second thing is to settle in to my job, as a member of Congress, thinking about what issues are important for the Country," Delaney said. One issue of importance to Delaney is the unemployment crisis. He has presented himself consistently during his campaign as a job creator, a message that apparently hit home with many voters.
"I'd like to thank Frederick for their strong support in the election, because we prevailed by a sizeable margin in Frederick, and I appreciate their support, and I promise to work very hard to make a difference in their lives," he said. Delaney defeated Rep. Roscoe Bartlett with 59 percent of the vote to Bartlett's 38 percent.
The 49 year old, from Potomac, Md., will be sworn in when the 113th Congress convenes in early January.