NYU Law alumni win in 2022 midterm elections

During a closely watched midterm election cycle, NYU Law alumni won a range of political races, at the federal level and in state and local contests.

In Congress, Diana DeGette ’82 won reelection to serve as the US representative for Colorado’s first congressional district in Denver, a seat she has held since 1997. Scott Peters ’84 was re-elected to California’s 52nd congressional district in San Diego, where he has served since 2012. Hakeem Jeffries ’97 was reelected to serve as US representative for New York’s eighth congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens. In December, Jeffries was also elected to become the leader of the House’s Democratic caucus.

In New York state senate elections, Brian Kavanagh ’98 was re-elected to represent the state’s 26th senate district, which covers lower Manhattan and part of Brooklyn. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick LLM ’99 won in New York’s ninth district on the south shore of Long Island, replacing the district’s former senator, Todd Kaminsky ’03, who resigned in August.

In Colorado, Phil Weiser ’94 was re-elected to serve as the state’s attorney general. Catherine Rombeau ’04 was re-elected to serve as state representative for New Hampshire’s seventh district and Brandon Lofton ’04 was re-elected to North Carolina’s house of representatives in the state’s 104th district. In Chatham, New Jersey, Irene Treloar ’04 was re-elected to a seat on the city’s borough council and in Great Neck, New York, Liman Mimi Hu ’19 was re-elected to the board of trustees of the Great Neck Public Library.

Posted December 16, 2022.