Three alumni—Jackson Eaton ’07, Hakeem Jeffries ’97, and Scott Peters ’84—have announced congressional bids for 2012.

All are running as Democrats: Eaton in the 15th District of Pennsylvania, Jeffries in the 10th District of New York, and Peters in the 52nd District of California. Jeffries, who is in his second term in the New York State Assembly, recently visited the Law School to deliver the Guarini Lecture as part of the Public Interest Law Center’s Leaders in Public Interest Series. 

Also up for re-election is Diana DeGette ’82, who is currently serving her eighth term as representative for the first district of Colorado. DeGette has been the Democrats’ chief deputy whip since 2005, and has previously served as regional whip and democratic floor whip. DeGette has also served as vice chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, a congressional committee with jurisdiction over health care, trade, business technology, food safety, and consumer protection, and she is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Posted February 22, 2012