Duke faculty and alumni—as well as one graduate student—have seen a mixed bag of results as contenders in eight political races across the country.
Democratic Rep. David Price, who leads North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, is a tenured professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy. He won reelection and secured his 17th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Professor of Political Science Michael Munger ran as a liberterian in the North Carolina House of Representatives District 34 and lost to Democratic candidate Grier Martin.
Republican Rep. Morris Brooks, Trinity ‘75, won reelection in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District. Another Republican and Trinity ‘75, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, won reelection in West Virginia, where she served as a senator since 2015, and Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, Trinity ‘80, won reelection in California’s 52nd District.
Anjali Boyd, a first-year doctoral student at the Nicholas School of the Environment, is ahead in the race for Durham Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor, with 45.61% of ballots cast.
Democratic Rep. Mike Levin, Law ‘05, is seeking reelection in California 49th congressional district. He currently has a large lead against Republican challenger Brian Maryott, but the Associated Press has not yet called the race.
Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji, the Mark Burgess & Lisa Benson-Burgess distinguished professor at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, lost to Republican incumbent Dale Folwell in the race for North Carolina treasurer.