Carolyn B. Maloney (born February 19, 1948) is a politician from the U.S. state of New York. A Democrat, she represents New York's 14th Congressional District (map), in the House of Representatives. The district, popularly known as the "silk stocking district," includes most of Manhattan's East Side as well as Astoria and Long Island City in Queens.
Maloney was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and raised a Presbyterian. She graduated from Greensboro College and in 1970, she visited New York City and decided to stay. She was elected to the New York City Council in 1982 and served as a Councilmember for ten years.
In 1992, Maloney was elected to the House of Representatives, upsetting a fourteen-year incumbent, moderate Republican Bill Green. She won despite being heavily outspent. She is the first woman ever to represent the district, and has been reelected six times with no significant Republican opposition. The 14th had been one of only two districts in heavily Democratic New York City where Republicans were even remotely competitive with Democrats, with Democrats and Republicans alternating for long tenures in the congressional seat. Since Maloney's first election, however, Democrats have dominated at every level of government.
In Congress, Maloney serves on the Committee on Financial Services, the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and the Joint Economic Committee, and is the Chair of the Democratic Task Force on the Homeland Security Department.
She is married to Clifton Maloney, and they have two daughters, Christina and Virginia.