James Patrick Moran Jr. (born May 16, 1945), known as Jim Moran, is a
former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district
in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and
Alexandria, all of Arlington County, and a portion of Fairfax County.
Moran served from 1991 to 2015, and is a member of the Democratic
Moran was the mayor of Alexandria,
Virginia from 1985 to 1990, when he
resigned to run for Congress. He defeated Republican incumbent
Stanford Parris in the general election on November 6, 1990, and was
sworn in the following January. He is of Irish descent, and is the son
of professional football player
James Moran Sr.
James Moran Sr. and the brother of
former Democratic Party of
Virginia Chairman Brian Moran.
Moran announced on January 15, 2014, that he would retire from
Congress at the end of his term. Moran is currently a professor of
practice in the School of Public and International Affairs in the
College of Architecture and Urban Studies at
1 Early life, education, and business career
2 Early political career
3 U.S. House of Representatives
3.3 Committee assignments
3.4 Caucus memberships
4 Political positions
4.1 Social issues
4.2 Federal employees
4.4 Economy, budget, and taxes
4.5 Social programs
4.6.1 Comments prior to the invasion of Iraq
4.8 Animal rights
5.2 PMA group
5.3 Insider trading
5.4 Voter fraud allegations
6 Later career
7 Electoral history
8 Personal life
10 External links
Early life, education, and business career
Moran, the eldest of seven children, was born in Buffalo, New York,
and grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. His parents
were Dorothy (née Dwyer) and James Moran Sr., a professional football
player for the
Boston Redskins in 1935 and 1936; outside of football
he worked as a probation officer. Both his father and mother were
Roosevelt Democrats and supporters of the New Deal. Moran attended
Marian High School in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Moran played college football on an athletic scholarship at the
College of the Holy Cross, where his father had been a football
star in the early 1930s. Moran received his B.A. in economics in 1967.
In 1970, he received a
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration from the
University of Pittsburgh. After college, Moran followed his father's
footstep to become an amateur boxer, and during a campaign in 1992, he
admitted that he had used marijuana during his early twenties.
After a brief career as a stockbroker and graduate school attendance,
Moran moved to Washington, D.C.
Early political career
He worked for five years at the Department of Health, Education, and
Welfare, as a budget officer, then became a senior specialist for
budgetary and fiscal policy at the Library of Congress. His final
position, from 1976 to 1979, was on the staff of U.S. Senate Committee
In 1979, Moran was elected to the Alexandria, Virginia, City Council.
He was deputy mayor from 1982 until his resignation in 1984 as part of
a nolo contendere plea bargain to a misdemeanor conflict of interest
charge, which courts later erased. The incident stemmed from charges
that Moran had used money from a political action committee to rent a
tuxedo and buy Christmas cards; both of which were later judged by the
Commonwealth Attorney to "fit the definition of constituent services",
and were dismissed.
In 1985, Moran was elected Mayor of Alexandria. He was reelected in
1988, and resigned after he was elected to Congress in November
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In 1990, Moran first won election to the United States House of
Representatives, defeating five-term Republican incumbent Stan Parris.
During the campaign, Parris, referring to the issue of the Gulf War,
said, "The only three people I know who support Saddam Hussein's
position are Moammar Gadhafi, Yasser Arafat, and Jim Moran." Moran
angrily responded by saying that Parris was "a deceitful, fatuous
jerk", and that he wanted "to break his nose". Moran's
well-financed campaign also focused on Parris' opposition to abortion.
Moran upset Parris, winning by 7.1 percent. He was sworn into
office in January 1991.
In the next two elections, Moran faced Republican lawyer Kyle
McSlarrow. During the 1992 campaign, McSlarrow accused Moran of "lying
to the public". Moran responded by portraying McSlarrow as a drug
abuser, referring to the candidate's admitted use of cocaine and
marijuana while at the University of Virginia. Moran compared
McSlarrow to Parris, saying that Parris had "[t]en times more
integrity than McSlarrow. He didn't create lies." Moran defeated
McSlarrow with 56 percent of the vote. He was helped by the 1990s
redistricting, which cut out some of the more Republican-leaning areas
of his district.
In 1994, Moran's daughter Dorothy was suffering from an inoperable
brain tumor. During the campaign, neither Moran or McSlarrow used the
negative tactics of two years earlier. On his campaign strategy that
election, McSlarrow said "It would not be a community service to shut
down this campaign, but I probably will not talk much about
Moran." Moran was reelected with 59 percent of the vote.
In 1998 and 2000, Moran faced Republican and flat tax advocate Demaris
H. Miller. In the 1998 campaign Miller accused Moran of flip-flopping
in his support of President Bill Clinton, after Moran, who had been a
vocal supporter of the Clinton White House, voted in favor of opening
an impeachment inquiry following the
Monica Lewinsky scandal.
In 2002, Moran defeated Republican S. C. Tate and Independent R. V.
In June 2004, Moran, for the first time since his election in 1990,
had a Democratic opponent in a primary. Moran defeated Alexandria
attorney Andrew M. Rosenberg, 59% to 41%. In November, he defeated
Republican Lisa Marie Cheney.
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In 2006, Moran defeated Republican challenger T. M. Odonoghue and
Independent J. T. Hurysz.
In 2008, Moran again had a primary challenger; he won with 86% of the
vote. In the general election, Moran faced Republican Mark Ellmore and
Independent Green Ron Fisher. He won with 68 percent of the vote to
Elmore's 30 percent.
In November 2009 Ellmore announced he would again challenge Moran, but
dropped out of the race four months later. In the June 2010
Republican primary, attorney Matthew Berry narrowly lost to retired
U.S. Army Colonel Jay Patrick Murray, after a last-minute mailing
attacking Berry's homosexuality. Fisher again was on the
ballot. During the campaign, Moran was criticized by military
advocacy groups and conservatives for saying, at a local Democratic
committee meeting, that Murray had not "served or performed any kind
of public service". Moran responded by commending
Murray's military service, while saying that he used the phrase in
relation to Murray not having engaged in "local civic engagement" and
not having served in local office. In November 2010, Moran was
re-elected to an eleventh term with 61% of the vote.
In 2012, Moran faced another primary challenger from Navy veteran
Bruce Shuttleworth. A controversy erupted when the Democratic Party of
Virginia disqualified Shuttleworth, saying he had fallen 17 signatures
short of the 1,000 threshold required. Shuttleworth cried foul and
filed a federal lawsuit; the party then allowed Shuttleworth on the
ballot. Moran went on to win by a sizable margin. In November,
Moran defeated Republican J. Patrick Murray, Independent Jason J.
Independent Green Janet Murphy, winning 64% of the vote.
Moran represented Virginia's 8th congressional district, an area in
Virginia that is just across the
Potomac River from
Washington, D.C.; the district includes Arlington county, and the
cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax. The
redistricting that followed the 2000 census also gave Moran a portion
of Reston, Virginia. His district is located in the Dulles Technology
Corridor and is the home of many federal defense contractors as well
as a significant number of those who work in the information
technology industry. Many federal employees also reside within the
district, mostly due to its proximity to Washington and because the
United States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense and various other agencies are
During the mid nineties, Moran co-founded and later co-chaired the New
Democrat Coalition, a coalition of Democratic lawmakers who consider
themselves to be moderates with regard to commerce, budgeting, and
economic legislation, but vote as liberals on social issues. Moran
was also a member of the
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the
largest caucus operating within the Democratic caucus, which works to
advance progressive issues and opinions. He joined the caucus prior to
the 111th Congress.
In 1995, Moran and California Republican
Duke Cunningham had to be
restrained by the
Capitol Police after a shoving match on the house
floor over President Bill Clinton's decision to send U.S. troops to
Bosnia. "I thought he had been bullying too many people for too long,
and I told him so," Moran recalled. "He said he didn't mean to be so
accusatory ... After that, he would bring me candy from California."
Moran said that after the encounter he found Cunningham crying in the
During the final years of the Clinton administration, Moran was
critical of the President: In 1998, during the Monica Lewinsky
scandal, Moran was one of only 31 House Democrats to support launching
a formal impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton. He told Time
magazine that "This whole sordid mess is just too tawdry and tedious
and embarrassing ... It's like a novel that just became too full of
juicy parts and bizarre, sleazy characters." Moran is also
reported to have told First Lady
Hillary Clinton that if she had been
his sister, he would have punched her husband in the nose. Moran
eventually decided not to vote for impeachment, explaining that
Clinton had not compromised the country's security, and that he still
respected him for what he had accomplished as President. Moran
proposed a resolution demanding that Clinton confess to a pattern of
"dishonest and illegal conduct" surrounding his sexual involvement
with Monica Lewinsky.
Moran was voted High Technology Legislator of the Year by the
Information Technology Industry Council and was voted into the
American Electronics Association Hall of Fame for his work on avoiding
the Year 2000 crisis and his support of the IT Industry and defense
contractors in Northern Virginia. He cosponsored failed bills in 2005
to provide the
District of Columbia
District of Columbia with a House seat and to prohibit
slaughter of horses.
Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee protesting outside the Sudanese embassy
On April 28, 2006, Moran, along with four other members of Congress
(the now-deceased Rep.
Tom Lantos of California,
Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee of
Texas, and James McGovern and
John Olver of Massachusetts), and six
other activists, were arrested for disorderly conduct in front of the
Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., and spent 45 minutes in a jail
cell before being released. They were protesting the alleged role of
Sudan's government in ethnic cleansing in Darfur. According to the San
Francisco Chronicle, "Their protest and civil disobedience was
designed to embarrass the military dictatorship's ongoing genocide of
its non-Arab citizens."
The day after the
Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007, Moran told a local
radio station that the
Federal Assault Weapons Ban
Federal Assault Weapons Ban should be
reinstated despite the fact that the shooting had been carried out by
a pistol legal under the assault weapons ban, thus would have had no
effect upon the shooting, and blamed the National Rifle Association,
which he accused of getting a "free ride", and President George W.
Bush for blocking gun control legislation. He further warned that if
gun control legislation was not passed, then shootings such as the one
Virginia Tech will happen "time and time again." He later dismissed
charges that he was politicizing the shooting, telling Politico that
"as a legislator, your immediate reaction is to think something could
be done to avoid this. I don't know why the idea of figuring out how
to avoid it is a political partisan issue."
Shortly before the June 2008
Virginia Democratic primary, Moran
Barack Obama of
Illinois for the presidency over New
York Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Explaining his
endorsement, he told a local newspaper that the long-term goal of
closing Alexandria's coal-fired power plant would be more attainable
under Obama than under Clinton. Obama won the
Virginia primary, and
carried the state when he won the general election in November.
Moran, accompanied by his wife, LuAnn Bennett, being sworn into a
tenth term in the House of Representatives by Speaker
Nancy Pelosi in
In May 2009, Moran introduced a bill that would restrict broadcast
advertisements for erectile dysfunction or male enhancement
medication. He said that such ads were indecent and should be
prohibited on radio and television between the hours of 6 am and
10 pm, in accordance with Federal Communications Commission
policy. Later that year, Moran and former presidential candidate and
Governor of Vermont
Governor of Vermont
Howard Dean held a town hall meeting on the
issue of health care at
South Lakes High School
South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.
The meeting was interrupted several times by protesters, most notably
pro-life activist Randall Terry, who, along with about half a dozen
supporters, caused such a commotion that he had to be escorted out by
police. The incident was replayed several times over the next few
weeks on television as an example of the tension at town halls that
In February 2010, on the House floor, Moran called for the repeal of
Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the military policy of discharging soldiers on
active duty who are openly homosexual. He spoke about a letter penned
by a gay soldier who was then serving in the Afghanistan War, who had
"learned that a fellow soldier was also gay, only after he was killed
by an IED in Iraq. The partner of the deceased soldier wrote the unit
to say how much the victim had loved the military; how they were the
only family he had ever known... This immutable human trait, sexual
orientation, like the color of one's skin, does not affect one’s
integrity, their honor, our commitment to their country. Soldiers
serving their country in combat should not have their sacrifices
compounded by having to struggle with an antiquated "Don’t ask,
don’t tell" policy. Let's do the right and honorable thing and
repeal this policy."
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Moran worked to
allocate federal funding to projects in Northern Virginia, usually in
the technology and defense industries. He also assisted in authorizing
the replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, a bridge
between Alexandria, Virginia, and Prince George's County, Maryland,
which had gained a reputation over the years among Northern Virginia
residents as the site of numerous rush-hour traffic jams.
On March 9, 2010, Moran was named to succeed
Norm Dicks of Washington
as the chairman of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations
Subcommittee. The chairmanship gave Moran authority over
appropriations to the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; among other things.
Moran said he was excited to be able to play a role in protecting the
environment and conserving natural resources.
Moran became the ranking member of the subcommittee after the
Democratic Party lost control of the House of Representatives
following the November 2010 elections.
After President Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address, Moran was
interviewed by Alhurra, an Arab television network. During the
interview, he said, "a lot of people in [the United States of America]
... don't want to be governed by an African-American" and that the
Democrats lost seats in the 2010 election for "the same reason the
Civil War happened in the United States ... the Southern states,
particularly the slaveholding states, didn't want to see a president
who was opposed to slavery." The remarks received national media
attention. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin said the
remarks were "beyond uncivil" and "obnoxious".
Jim Moran attending the Rosslyn pit stop at
Bike-to-Work Day DC 2012
On March 16, 2012, Moran was arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in
Washington, DC, at a protest against human rights abuses perpetrated
by the Sudanese government, specifically bombings in the Nuba
Mountains and refusal to allow humanitarian aid organizations access
to refugees. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released,
George Clooney and several others.
On March 27, 2012, Moran introduced the AUTISM Educators Act that
would implement a five-year pilot program allowing public schools to
partner with colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations to
promote teaching skills for educators working with high functioning
students with autism. “This legislation is the product of a
grassroots effort by parents, instructors, school officials and caring
communities,” he said. “
Autism Spectrum Disorders are being
diagnosed at an exploding rate. We have a responsibility to do
everything in our power to provide the best education for our
In 2012, Moran was recognized as a "Problem Solver" by the bipartisan
grassroots organization No Labels for "continued willingness to work
across the aisle and find common ground with members of the opposite
party on important issues. His attitude is what Congress needs more
Gerry Connolly and Bobby Scott in asking
Attorney General Eric Holder for a Department of Justice investigation
into allegations of voter fraud in
Virginia following charges that a
contractor to the Republican Party of
Virginia was caught discarding
completed voter registration forms in a Harrisonburg, Virginia
dumpster. Shortly thereafter, conservative activist James O'Keefe
released a video alleging involvement by Moran's son in a voting fraud
discussion; see #Voter fraud allegations below.
Moran occasionally appeared on MSNBC, usually on Hardball with Chris
Matthews and The Ed Show.
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Defense
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Ranking
LGBT Equality Caucus
Congressional Progressive Caucus
New Democrat Coalition
New Democrat Coalition (co-founder)
Animal Protection Caucus (co-Chair)
Sudan Caucus
International Conservation Caucus
Congressional Arts Caucus
Congressional Bike Caucus
Safe Climate Caucus
Crohn's and Colitis Caucus (co-Chair)
Moran speaking at an event for Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Moran voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, the Federal Marriage
Amendment, and was in favor of repealing the military's Don't Ask,
Don't Tell policy. He also supported gun control, voting for the
Brady Bill and supporting a reinstatement of the Federal Assault
Weapons Ban. At different times he voted to ban flag-burning
and partial-birth abortions, though he reversed his positions on both
issues. On education, he expressed support for the public education
system, universal pre-kindergarten, and full funding for the No Child
Left Behind program. Moran was given a 100% rating by the NARAL
and 0% by the National Right to Life Committee, indicating a
pro-choice voting record. He also voted to expand research of
embryonic stem cells and to allow minors to go across state lines to
On immigration, Moran supported a pathway to citizenship for illegal
immigrants and did not support decreasing the number of legal
immigrants allowed into the country or the enforcement of federal
immigration laws by state and local police. He was a cosponsor of
the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP Act of 2009 (H.R.4321),
which the House did not pass. He was given an overall immigration
reduction grade of D by NumbersUSA. The American Immigration
Lawyers Association scored him as having voted 31 times for the
organization's position and 7 times against the organization's
In September 2009, Moran was one of 75 members of the House of
Representatives to vote no on a bill to eliminate any federal funds
going to community organizer ACORN.
Moran introduced and supported legislation to increase benefits and
pay for federal workers, in part due to the Federal Government’s
large presence within the 8th District – 114,000 federal employees
work within its bounds. He introduced a bill signed into law that
allows FERS employees to buy back credit from a lapse in federal
service toward annuity payments, with the goal of attracting
individuals from the private sector back to public service. Moran also
authored a law that allows a federal worker’s unused sick leave to
count toward their annuity. In the 112th Congress, he also spoke
against attempts by Republicans to cut back the size of the federal
Moran listed the environment as one of his top issues, citing his high
marks from the
League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. He
used his positions as a member of the Appropriations Committee and as
chairman of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee to allocate
federal funding for hiking trails and wildlife reserves in his
He also voted to ban logging on federal lands. He criticized the
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for inaction on
climate change, saying that "EPA had a historic opportunity to tackle
head-on one of the greatest threats to our existence—global warming.
Instead they balked under pressure from the administration, concluding
the problem is so complex and controversial that it cannot be
resolved." He also endorsed and voted for the Clean Air Act and said
that global warming is an important issue to him. In 2010, Moran
also expressed discontent with President Barack Obama's decision to
allow oil drilling off the coast of the United States.
Economy, budget, and taxes
Moran often broke with his party on economic issues. For example, he
supported Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement
(CAFTA) and other free trade agreements, harsher bankruptcy laws,
and increased restrictions on the right to bring class action
He voted for the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and
Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Reform and Accountability
Act. He supported pay-as-you-go budgeting and believed "that the
American government needs to strive to build up a surplus when
possible, so that there are funds to support and sustain our country
during tough financial times." Moran called former President George W.
Bush "Fiscally irresponsible."
Moran said he supported the redistribution of wealth, saying in
November 2008 that "We have been guided by a Republican administration
who believes in this simplistic notion that people who have wealth are
entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards the means of
redistributing wealth." He also said on his website that the
recession was largely "a result of the imbalance in the distribution
of wealth over the last eight years and an absence of oversight and
Moran called Social Security "a safe, stable, and dependable source of
financial assistance for retirees and their families," and strongly
opposes privatizing Social Security, saying that it would "cripple the
system". It was his position that any changes to the current system
must "promote its long-term solvency without disrupting the core
principles on which the program was founded."
Moran expressed support for
Universal Healthcare and more specifically
the public health insurance option, saying at a town hall meeting in
Reston, Virginia, in August 2009 that "It could do the most to bring
down long-term medical costs and to adequately insure every
American." Moran ultimately voted for the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act, which passed and was signed into law in March
Moran voted against authorizing the
Iraq War in 2002 and did not
support the troop increase for the Afghanistan War proposed by
Barack Obama in 2009, saying first that he appreciated
Obama's "careful consideration regarding the U.S.'s engagement in
Afghanistan", but later defining the issues on which he and the
"Our security concern is Al-Qaeda, not the Taliban. Eight years ago we
went into Afghanistan to eliminate al-Qaeda and the “safe haven”
that Afghanistan’s Taliban were providing the terrorist group
responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Al-Qaeda has no significant presence
today in all of Afghanistan.... Instead of increasing our troop
presence, the U.S. should limit its mission in Afghanistan to securing
strategic Afghan population centers with the troops currently on the
Comments prior to the invasion of Iraq
Prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Moran told an anti-war audience in
Reston, Virginia, that if "it were not for the strong support of the
Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this.
The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they
could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they
should". This brought criticism from many of his own party, including,
among others, Senate Democratic Leader
Tom Daschle and Senator Joe
Lieberman. Nancy Pelosi, who was House Minority Leader at the time,
remarked that "Moran's comments have no place in the Democratic
Moran apologized for the remarks, saying that "I should not have
singled out the Jewish community and regret giving any impression that
its members are somehow responsible for the course of action being
pursued by the administration, or are somehow behind an impending
war... What I was trying to say is that if more organizations in this
country, including religious groups, were more outspoken against war,
then I do not think we would be pursuing war as an option."
Moran voted against BRAC 2005 which would move over 20,000 workers to
Ft. Belvoir. The Army later decided to relocate approximately
6,400 Department of Defense workers to the Mark Center building in
Alexandria. Moran opposed the selection of the Mark Center saying
“I'm very disappointed ... It belonged at the Springfield
site."  Moran blocked federal funding for an HOV ramp directly to
the Mark Center citing the impact upon Winkler Preserve.
At Moran’s request, DoD ultimately delayed moving all workers to the
Mark Center by one year. To help prevent gridlock, Moran got $20
million in short- and mid-term road improvements  and a parking
limit at the Mark Center of approximately 2,000 cars  Moran also
got $180 million to widen route 1 for the new Ft. Belvoir Hospital, an
effort Sen. Webb called “a tribute to Congressman Moran's
Moran was in favor of stronger prohibitions against animal fighting.
He sponsored legislation to penalize those who "knowingly attend
animal fights and allow minors to attend." He sponsored
legislation limiting federal funding for horse slaughter inspection
plants, effectively preventing the practice. In the past he promoted
reinstating a five-year ban on slaughtering horses for food, noting
that "horses hold an important place in our nation's history and
culture ... they deserve to be cared for, not killed for foreign
consumption." Moran in the past promoted safer keeping and
treatment of exotic animals used in circus performances. In
October 2014, Moran received the Lord Houghton Award from Cruelty Free
International for his service and contribution to animal welfare.
Moran does not support granting statehood to the District of
Columbia. However, he voted to allow Washington, D.C., to send a
voting representative to the United States Congress.
Moran's support for harsher bankruptcy law provisions and sponsorship
of stricter bankruptcy legislation brought allegations in 2002 that
his support came in return for financial favors by financial
institutions which could benefit from such laws. In January 1998, one
month before he introduced the legislation, credit card bank MBNA
advocated that it would restrict the ability of consumer debtors to
declare bankruptcy. Moran received a $447,000 debt consolidation loan
at over 10% interest rate.
The Lieutenant Governor of
Virginia at the time, Tim Kaine, joined
Republican lawmakers in calling for a House Ethics Committee
investigation into the loan, saying that Moran had made "an error in
judgment" by accepting it. In his own defense, Moran said that the
timing of the legislation's introduction was coincidental and had
nothing to do with the loan.
MBNA spokesman Brian Dalphon said that
the bank had offered the mortgage package not knowing that Moran was a
member of Congress, and that the loan "made good business sense"
because with the mortgage loan, "we improved our position by getting
security for an unsecured loan.... He had credit cards with us, he was
having financial difficulties; this put him in a better position to be
able to pay us back from a cash-flow standpoint."
House Ethics Committee investigated several members of the House
Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, including Moran, Peter J.
Visclosky, Norm Dicks,
Marcy Kaptur and the late John Murtha, who was
the chairman at the time, for a conflict of interest in the allocation
of the government contracts to clients of the PMA Group, which donated
nearly a million dollars to Moran's political action committee, as
well as a significant amount of money to the gubernatorial campaign of
Moran's younger brother, Brian. Moran said that he was unaware of
"who made donations", and "how much they gave", and therefore was not
affected by the donations when allocating the funding.
In February 2010, the panel cleared Moran and the others, saying that
they violated no laws. The panel concluded, as part of its 305-page
report, that "simply because a member sponsors an earmark for an
entity that also happens to be a campaign contributor... does not
support a claim that a member's actions are being influenced by
campaign contributions" . After PMA's founder, Paul
Magliocchetti, plead guilty in September 2010 to six years of campaign
finance fraud, Moran said that he would not return the $177,700
in PMA Group-related donations that he received from 1990 to
In November 2011, author
Peter Schweizer published a book, Throw Them
All Out, which included an allegation that Moran used information he
got from a September 16, 2008 briefing, in which Treasury Secretary
Henry Paulson and
Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke warned of an
impending financial crisis, for his stock market activity:
"September 17, 2008, was by far Moran’s most active trading day of
the year. He dumped shares in Goldman Sachs, General Dynamics,
Franklin Resources, Flowserve Corporation, Ecolabs, Edison
International, Electronic Arts, DirecTV, Conoco, Procter & Gamble,
AT&T, Apple, CVS, Cisco, Chubb, and a dozen more companies."
Schweizer alleged that Moran made more than 90 trades that day.
Moran defended himself by citing that the trades were made in the
midst of the Great Recession and that all one had to do was turn on
the television to see that stock prices were dropping fast.
Voter fraud allegations
On October 24, 2012 a video was released showing Patrick B. Moran, the
Congressman's son and a field director with his father's campaign,
discussing a plan to cast fraudulent ballots proposed to him by
someone who posed as a fervent supporter of the campaign. In
response to the person's suggestion about trying to cast votes in the
names of 100 inactive voters, Patrick Moran attempted to discourage
the scheme, but also discussed the practical difficulties of forging
documentation such as utility bills. The person he was speaking
with was actually a conservative activist with James O'Keefe's Project
Veritas, and was secretly recording the conversation. Patrick
Moran resigned from the campaign, saying he didn't want to be a
distraction during the election, and stating, "at no point have I, or
will I ever endorse any sort of illegal or unethical behavior. At no
point did I take this person seriously. He struck me as being unstable
and joking, and for only that reason did I humor him. In hindsight, I
should have immediately walked away, making it clear that there is no
place in the electoral process for even the suggestion of illegal
behavior, joking or not."
The following day, the
Arlington County Police Department opened a
criminal probe into the matter. Two days after the video was
Virginia State Board of Elections asked Attorney General
Ken Cuccinelli to investigate Moran's campaign for voter
fraud. On January 31, 2013,
Arlington County announced that the
investigation, by its police department in collaboration with the
Offices of the
Virginia Attorney General and the Arlington County
Commonwealth’s Attorney, had concluded and that no charges would be
brought. The County stated: "Patrick Moran and the
Jim Moran for
Congress campaign provided full cooperation throughout the
investigation. Despite repeated attempts to involve the party
responsible for producing the video, they failed to provide any
In February 2015, Moran joined McDermmott, Will, and Emery law firm in
Washington, DC as a Senior Legislative Advisor.
Virginia Tech announced in April 2016 that Moran had joined the School
of Public and International Affairs as professor of practice.
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Alvin O. West
Kyle E. McSlarrow
R. Ward Edmonds
John E. Otey
R. Ward Edmonds
Demaris H. Miller
Demaris H. Miller
J. Ron Fisher
Jay Patrick Murray
J. Ron Fisher
Jay Patrick Murray
Jason J. Howell
Moran has been married and divorced three times. His second wife,
Mary Howard Moran, filed for divorce in 1999, one day after an
argument at the couple's Alexandria home that resulted in a visit from
the police. The Congressman provided his own divorce papers a few
months later, and in 2003 the couple officially separated. He
remarried in 2004 to real estate developer LuAnn Bennett. In December
2010, Moran and Bennett announced they were separating.
Moran is the father of four children. One of his children is Patrick
B. Moran, who once worked as a field director for his campaign, who
resigned when allegations of voter fraud surfaced. Moran's son,
Patrick, later in 2012, pleaded guilty to simple assault after being
arrested after an incident with his girlfriend in front of a Columbia
Heights bar on December 1. He was sentenced to
probation. Another one of his children is Dorothy, who was
diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor during her father's campaign
for reelection against
Kyle McSlarrow in 1994. It was said at the time
that she had only a twenty percent chance of living to age five, but
after almost two years of chemotherapy and herbal therapies she was
designated cancer free.
His brother, Brian Moran, is a former member of the
Virginia House of
Delegates, and the head of the
Virginia Democratic Party between
early 2011 and December 2012. He was an unsuccessful primary
candidate for Governor of
Virginia in the 2009 election.
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