Election Day is four weeks away, and at least 12 Princetonians — six incumbents and six challengers — will be on their local congressional ballots Nov. 8:
- Rep. Ken Buck ’81, a Republican who represents Colorado’s 4th congressional district, is seeking his second term.
- Paul Clements *92 *96, a political science professor at Western Michigan University, is the Democratic candidate in Michigan’s 6th district.
- Mike Gallagher ’06, a foreign policy adviser and former Marine, is the Republican candidate in Wisconsin’s 8th district, running against fellow Princetonian Tom Nelson *04 (see below).
- Rep. Derek Kilmer ’96, a Democrat from Washington state’s 6th district, is seeking his third term.
- Raja Krishnamoorthi ’96, a small-business man in the Chicago area, is the Democratic candidate in Illinois’ 8th district.
- Rep. Leonard Lance *82, a Republican from New Jersey’s 7th district, is seeking his fifth term.
- Tom Nelson *04, the county executive in Outagamie County, is the Democratic candidate in Wisconsin’s 8th district. He and Mike Gallagher ’06 are competing for the seat held by retiring Rep. Reid Ribble, a Republican.
- Rep. Jared Schutz Polis ’96, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 2nd district, is seeking his fifth term.
- Rep. John Sarbanes ’84, a Democrat from Maryland’s 3rd district, is seeking his sixth term.
- Rep. Terri Sewell ’86, a Democrat who represents Alabama’s 7th district, is seeking her fourth term.
- D. Peter Theron ’78, a mathematician and instructor at Madison College, is the Republican candidate in Wisconsin’s 2nd district.
- Brady Walkinshaw ’06, a member of the state house of representatives in Washington, is the Democratic candidate in the state’s 7th congressional district, which includes Seattle and several surrounding communities.
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