November 4, 2010
YLS Grads on Election Day 2010
Yale Law School graduates were well represented in elections across the country on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Among the notable:
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ’73 won election to the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, and will join Joseph Lieberman ’67, making both Senators from Connecticut graduates of Yale Law School.
Joining them on the Senate floor will be Chris Coons ’92 (also a graduate of Yale’s Divinity School), the victor in the Delaware contest, and Colorado’s Michael Bennet ’93, who was appointed by the state’s governor to fill a vacant seat last year, and won his first election to the Senate on Tuesday.
California’s Jerry (Edmund G.) Brown, Jr. '64 returned to the governor’s seat after 28 years, in his third non-consecutive stint as the state’s leader.
Heading north, U.S. Representative David Wu ’82 was re-elected to represent Oregon's First Congressional District for a seventh term.