Tim Mahoney

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Tim Mahoney is a former member of Congress

Tim Mahoney, a Democrat, represented the Sixteenth Congressional District of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives between 2007-2009.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Mahoney was born in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in Summit, New Jersey and graduated from Summit High School in 1974. He obtained a bachelors degree in computer science and business from West Virginia University in 1978 and an M.B.A from George Washington University in 1983. After seven years, he achieved wealth when a company he was working for, Tecmar, which sold personal computer accessories, was sold. In 1986, he moved to Florida and became president of Rodime Systems, a division of Rodime Inc.

In 1995, Mahoney and his business partner, Lenny Sokolow, started Union Atlantic, LLC, a venture capital firm. His inability to get the firm listed on vFinance.com, a fledgling matchmaking Web site for venture capitalists and cash-hungry entrepreneurs, led him and Sokolow to purchase the website in 1998, merging it with Union Atlantic. As of 2006, the vFinance website boasted 80,000 subscribers, with nearly 90 percent of the company's $25.8 million revenues coming from brokerage and trading activities.

Mahoney has a home in Palm Beach Gardens and a cattle ranch in southern Highlands County, Fla. He is married and has a daughter. The Mahoneys are members of the Venus United Methodist Church in Venus, Fla. Mahoney describes himself as a fundamental Christian.

Originally a self-described Reagan Republican, Mahoney only became a Democrat two years before running for Congress on the party's ticket. He stated that the had become disillusioned with the corruption and partisanship within the ranks of the Republican party. [1][2]

2006 congressional elections

Mahoney ran for Congress in 2006 in Florida's Sixteenth Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) On September 28, 2006, ABC News reported that Foley had sent sexually suggestive emails and instant messages to teenage congressional pages. Foley resigned immediately, greatly increasing Mahoney's chances in the November race. It was decided that Foley's name would remain on the ballot, though a vote for Foley would count as a vote for a new Republican nominee, State Rep. Joe Negron.

Mahoney defeated Negron 49% to 48% in the 2006 congressional elections.

Main article: Mark Foley page scandal

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Florida superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Tim Mahoney, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Tim Mahoney
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

More Background Data


Washington DC Office:
1541 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792
Fax: (202) 225-3132
Web Email

Port Charlotte Office:
18500 Murdock Circle, Ste 536
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: 941-627-9100
Fax: 941-627-9101

Martin Office:
9 SE Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994-2125
Phone: 772-878-3181
Fax: 772-871-0651

Highlands Office:
368 South Commercial Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Phone: (863) 471-1813

Articles and resources


External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles

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Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Congressional Career
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November 7, 2006
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January 3, 2007
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January 3, 2009
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Date of Birth: August 15, 1956