Alumni Win Congressional Races

Nine alumni have been elected or re-elected to Congress.
Tammy Duckworth is among the George Washington alumni elected to Congress.
November 07, 2012

Nine George Washington University alumni—including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.— have been newly elected or re-elected to seats in Congress following Tuesday’s general election.

“Our alumni continue to maintain a strong presence in Congress,” said Renee McPhatter, assistant vice president for government and community relations. “We are so proud of this diverse group of public servants who work hard to represent their constituents and help lead the country.”

The full list of alumni includes:

Rep.-elect Julia Brownley, D-Calif.—B.A. ’75
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.—B.A. ’85
Del. Donna Christensen, Virgin Islands—M.D. ’70
Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.—M.A. ’92
Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan, R-Tenn.—J.D. ’73
Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y.—B.A. ’81
Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas—M.A. ’74
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico—J.D. ’84
Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.—attended

Adrienne Rulnick, associate vice president for alumni relations and development, said the Office of Alumni Relations is proud of the university community’s longstanding commitment to public service.

“We applaud the alumni who were active in this year’s election season, whether it was running for public office or helping with campaigns behind the scenes,” Dr. Rulnick said. “We look forward to hearing more about their accomplishments.”

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