At a Glance
- Career History: Fintech Advisory, Portfolio Manager (2008-current); Deutsche Bank, Managing Director for Trouble Assets (2000-2008); Attorney, Hancock & Estabrook, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Kelley Drye & Warren (1995-2000)
- Birthday: July 1970
- Hometown: Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
- Alma Mater: Allegheny College, BA, 1992; Cornell Law School, J.D., 1995
- Spouse: Single
Path To Power
Doheny grew up in Alexandria Bay, a town in the Thousand Islands region, just south of the Canadian border, where as a young man he worked docking boats for a tour company.
A hockey goalie and a focused student, he planned from an early age to get out of town, make some money and come home, with an eye to one day join Congress. At Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, he studied political science and served for two years as the student-body president.
During the 2010 campaign, Doheny hewed to a fairly standard set of Republican views on a range of issues, like cap-and-trade, which he opposed, the Bush tax cuts, which he said he would extend indefinitely, and the war in Afghanistan, which he said he'd prefer to let military leaders end, rather than set a timetable for withdrawal. He is also in favor of repealing the 2010 health-care law.
During the 2010 campaign, Doheny said he supported abortion rights, although he was against late-term procedures. He iwas generally in favor of renewing No Child Left Behind, although he wanted to ensure that schools retain autonomy and flexibility.
Doheny's career on Wall Street has connected him to the financial industry. During the 2010 campaign, 2008 presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney endorsed him. He also participated in the NRCC's "Young Guns" program.
Doheny has supported a handful of national candidates, but his true investment has been in New York politics. He gave $2,300 to both Rudy Giuliani's 2007 campaign and now-Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) 2010 Senate campaign. He also supported the Club for Growth a few smaller donations from 2004-2006.