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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Johns Hopkins Alumna Elected to U.S. Congress, Alumnus Elected to Maryland State Legislature

Two Johns Hopkins alumni were elected to public office in the Nov. 6 election, one to the U.S. Congress and one to Maryland’s Senate.

Ms. Lauren Underwood, a 2009 graduate of Johns Hopkins with a joint MSN/MPH from the School of Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was elected to Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Ms. Underwood is a 32-year-old nurse from Naperville, IL, who has never held elected office, unseated Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of Plano in the far west and north suburban district. She pulled in about 52 percent of the vote in her win, joining an incoming class of House freshmen notable for its diversity.

Dr. Clarence Lam, who received his MPH from the Bloomberg School in 2010, and who is also the program director of the preventive medicine residency program at the Bloomberg School, was elected to the Maryland Senate, moving up from a seat in the House of Delegates. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 2014 after serving on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee.

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