By Nick Erickson
Ten George Washington University alumni secured wins in the 2022 midterm elections for Congress, including one member re-elected to a second term in the Senate and six members re-elected to the House of Representatives.
Of the successful alumni elected to Congress, three won campaigns in their first efforts at running for a seat in the nation’s legislature.
All will be part of the 118th U.S. Congress and will be sworn-in on Jan. 3, 2023.
Here are the results, race by race:
Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’17: U.S. Senate representing Illinois
Duckworth, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Kathy Salvi by a 56-42% margin to earn a second Senate term. Two other alumni are in the Senate—Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), ATT ’66-’68, and Mark Warner (D-Va.), B.A. ’77—but were not up for re-election.
Julia Brownley, B.A. ’75: California’s 26th District
Brownley, a Democrat, bested Republican challenger Matt Jacobs with almost 55% of the vote, as of Tuesday morning. She will serve a sixth House term.
Neal Dunn, M.D. ’79: Florida’s 2nd District
Dunn, a Republican, won a fourth term in the House by defeating Democratic challenger Al Lawson, earning nearly 60% of the vote.
Andrew Garbarino, B.A. ’06: New York’s 2nd District
Garbarino, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Jackie Gordon by taking 61% of the vote to earn a second House term.
Darren Soto, J.D. ’04: Florida’s 9th District
Soto, a Democrat, earned a fourth House term by fending off Republican challenger Scotty Moore. Soto earned nearly 54% of the vote.
William Timmons, B.A. ’06: South Carolina’s 4th District
Timmons, a Republican, won an unopposed race to secure a third House term.
Susan Wild, J.D. ’82: Pennsylvania’s 7th District
Wild, a Democrat, edged out Republican challenger Lisa Scheller with 50.8% of the vote to Scheller’s 49.2%. This will be her third term in the House.
Newly elected to the House
Erin Houchin, M.P.S ’12: Indiana’s 9th District
Houchin, a Republican, won her first House seat by beating Democratic challenger Matthew Fyfe with 63% of the vote. She will succeed Trey Hollingsworth, a Republican who did not seek re-election.
Jared Moskowitz, B.A. ’03: Florida’s 23rd District
Moskowitz, a Democrat, knocked off Republican Joe Budd with 51.6% of the vote to earn a first term in the House. He replaces Democratic incumbent Ted Deutch, who did not seek re-election.
Jill Tokuda, B.A. ’98: Hawaii’s 2nd District
Tokuda, a Democrat, beat Republican challenger Joe Akana by securing just over 62% of the vote. A first-time House member-elect, she will succeed Kai Kahele, who served one term in Congress before pursuing Hawaii’s governorship in 2022, which Democrat Josh Green ultimately won.