Five graduates elected to House seats

by Dennis K. Brown

Five University of Notre Dame graduates were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesdays election, and alumnus Joe Kernan was defeated in his bid to remain governor of Indiana.

Democrat Peter Visclosky, a 1973 Law School graduate, won a tenth term in Congress representing District 1 in Indiana, and Republican Mark Souder, who earned an MBA in 1974, was elected to a sixth term in Indianas District 3.

Republicans Peter King and Michael Ferguson also were re-elected to their eighth and third terms in New York and New Jersey, respectively. King was graduated from the Law School in 1968, and Ferguson earned a bachelors degree in political science in 1992.

California Republican Daniel Lundgren, a 1968 graduate,was elected to represent Sacramento.He will return to Congress after a 16-year absence.

Kernan, a 1968 graduate, was elected in 2000 to a second term as Indianas lieutenant governor, and became governor last year after the death of Frank OBannon. He lost Tuesday to Republican Mitch Daniels.

Justice Alan Page, a 1967 graduate, was re-elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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