Seven GW Alumni Win Congressional Office in Hotly Contested Election

All alumni races have been decided as of Dec. 1.

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November 05, 2020

By Ruth Steinhardt

Updated Dec. 1.

Seven George Washington University alumni secured wins in Congressional races this year. Here are the results, race by race.

Julia Brownley, B.A. ’75: California’s 26th District

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), B.A. ‘75, who ran in a California district just north of Malibu, beat her Republican opponent, attorney Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy. She won 62 percent of the vote, while Ms. Baldwin-Kennedy took 38 percent, according to the New York Times.

Gil Cisneros, B.A. ’94: California’s 39th District

Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-Calif.) conceded to Republican challenger Young Kim.

Neal Dunn, M.D. ’79: Florida’s 2nd District

Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), M.D. ’79, handily defeated write-in candidate Kim O’Connor with 93 percent of the vote in the Florida panhandle district, according to Florida election data.

Andrew Garbarino, B.A. ‘06: New York’s 2nd District

Republican State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, B.A. ’06, defeated Democrat Jackie Gordon, a public school teacher and Army Reserve veteran. The two vied for the Long Island seat vacated by retiring 14-term Republican Peter T. King.

Jesse Jensen, B.A. ‘06: Washington’s 8th District

Democratic incumbent Kim Schier defeated Republican challenger Jesse Jensen, B.A. ’06, to represent the western Washington district.

Darren Soto, J.D. ’04: Florida’s 9th District

In a Florida district just south of Orlando that includes Osceola and parts of Orange and Polk counties, incumbent Rep. Darren Soto, (D-Fla.), J.D. ’04, won with 56 percent of the vote against Republican William Olson.

William Timmons, B.A. ’06: South Carolina’s 4th District

Incumbent Rep. William Timmons (R-S.C.), B.A. ’06, defeated Democratic challenger Kim Nelson, securing 62 percent of the vote in the upstate district bordering North Carolina. He will serve his second congressional term.

Mark Warner, B.A. ’77: Virginia Senate Race

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), B.A. ’77, won reelection to his third term in the Senate. He defeated Republican nominee Daniel Gade with 56 percent of the vote.

Susan Wild, J.D. ’82: Pennsylvania’s 7th District

Democratic incumbent Susan Wild, J.D. ’82, won re-election against Republican challenger Lisa Scheller for representation of her district in the Allentown, Pa., area.


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