Maryland New Members 2019

Maryland New Members 2019

Rep.-elect David Trone   (D-Md.-06)

DATE OF BIRTH: Sept. 21, 1955
RESIDENCE: Potomac, Md.
OCCUPATION: Businessman
EDUCATION: B.A., Furman University; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
FAMILY: Wife, June; Four children

Democrat David Trone is keeping Maryland’s 6th Congressional District blue.

Trone beat out Republican Amie Hoeber to win the district that stretches from the D.C. suburbs across Western Maryland. He will be replacing Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyNBC, CNN to host first two Democratic presidential primary debates 2020 Dem slams Green New Deal: As realistic as Trump's claim that Mexico will pay for wall Poll: Biden, Sanders, Harris early Dem favorites in New Hampshire MORE (D-Md.), who decided not to seek reelection and will instead run for president in 2020.

Trone’s win comes after a few political setbacks, including an unsuccessful bid in 2016 in the neighboring 8th Congressional District. In that run, he poured more than $13 million of his own money into his campaign but lost in the primary to Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinGaming executive calls Justice Department's opinion on Wire Act 'perplexing' Trump's acting attorney general tells Democrat his time is up in testy hearing Dems accused of MeToo hypocrisy in Virginia MORE (D-Md.).

Trone had surgery for cancer in September. He learned of the cancer in June, a day before winning the Democratic primary, and announced in August that he had undergone chemotherapy.

Trone is coming to Congress after a successful business career. He co-founded Total Wine & More, the largest privately owned beer, wine and spirits retailer in the United States.