Dan DeBono (Candidate)

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Dan DeBono
Republican nominee for
New York’s 3rd Congressional District
Election date
November 8, 2018
Opponent(s)Thomas Suozzi
Joshua Sauberman
Incumbent U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Genieve DeBono
ResidenceNorthport, New York
Alma materHoly Cross College
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Profession investment banker, politician
WebsiteOfficial website

Dan DeBono[1] is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, bond trader, and portfolio manager. He was born in Syosset, NY and raised in Northport, NY.[2] DeBono filed the preliminary papers for his congressional campaign in mid-August 2017.[3]

Military Service[edit]

DeBono first volunteered for military service in 1986, through the Navy ROTC program. Prior to graduation from college, he was selected for Navy SEAL training. He was Class Leader of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Class 173.[4] Dan was assigned to SEAL Team Two in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He completed one tour overseas during the Bosnian War, conducted numerous Joint Training Operations with NATO allies, and specialized in Joint Special Warfare Submarine Operations.

Personal Life[edit]

Dan was born on Long Island. He attended Northport Public High School and then went on to attend Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts and majored in mathematics. During his time at Holy Cross, he played both Division I Lacrosse and Division I Soccer, and captained the Men’s Soccer team.[5] Dan went into the Navy and upon his return to civilian life, he enrolled at The Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Finance, and also earned High Honors.

Post Graduate Life[edit]

Following his graduation from The Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, DeBono worked for twenty years in finance and investing. He began as an investment banker and eventually became a trader and investor. Dan currently serves as a Committeeman for the Town of Huntington Republican Committee. DeBono remains active with Navy SEAL recruiting.[6]

In August of 2017, Dan DeBono filed preliminary papers to run for Congress in New York’s Third Congressional District. As of May 2018, DeBono faces no challenger in the Republican primary. He will run against incumbent Democrat Thomas Suozzi and Independent Joshua Sauberman.[7]

Election results[edit]

  • November 2018 General Election, US House of Representatives, 3rd CD
Dan DeBono (REP)
Thomas Suozzi (DEM)
Joshua Sauberman (I)

External links[edit]


  1. "Meet Dan". August 2017.
  2. "Meet Dan". August 2017.
  3. "A Suozzi Opponent Emerges". August 2017.
  4. "Dan's Service to Our Country". August 2017.
  5. "Meet Dan". August 2017.
  6. "Professional Life". August 2017.
  7. "Dan DeBono gets Republican nod to challenge Rep. Thomas Suozzi". 11 March 2018.

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