As one national convention closes and another prepares to begin, PAW has collected updates on the Princeton alumni running for Congress in November. By our count, 10 Princetonians remain after the primaries – five Democats and five Republicans. If you know of other alumni candidates, please contact us.
Ricky Gill ’08, a candidate in California’s 9th Congressional District, addressed the Republican National Convention Aug. 28. (Photo: © Harry E. Walker/Mct/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)
In other convention news, House Speaker John Boehner billed Randy Altschuler ’93
as one of four New York GOP candidates who could unseat a Democratic incumbent
. Princeton’s other two Republican candidates are incumbents: Rep. Nan Hayworth ’81
of New York and Rep. Leonard Lance *82
of New Jersey.
Democrat Derek Kilmer ’96 won his primary in Washington’s 6th Congressional District. (Photo: Courtesy Port of Tacoma
Derek Kilmer ’96
, who recently won his House primary
in Washington state, will watch President Barack Obama’s Sept. 6 speech with supporters at a theater in his home district. Hayden Rogers ’95
, a first-time House candidate in North Carolina, plans to skip the convention
and campaign locally, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times
. The other Princeton candidates on the Democratic side are incumbents: Rep. John Sarbanes ’84
of Maryland and Rep. Terri Sewell ’86