The country has elected new leaders. As dental student advocates, it is important to remember that regardless of who won, your job is not over. In order to advance the rights of dental students, you must work with newly elected officials. Below is a breakdown of the election results.
Republican Party nominee Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States.
House of Representatives:
Republicans will maintain a majority in the 115th Congress with 239 representatives to 192 Democratic representatives. Four dentists were elected to Congress:
- Rep. Mike Simpson was elected to serve a tenth term in Idaho's 2nd Congressional District.
- Rep. Paul Gosar was elected to his fourth term in Arizona's 4th District.
- Rep. Brian Babin was elected to serve a second term in Texas' 36th District.
- Dr. Drew Ferguson was elected to serve his first term in Georgia's 3rd District.
Senate: Republicans are expected to hold a narrow majority in the 115th Congress with 51 senators to 48 Democratic senators. The Louisiana Senate run-off race will occur on December 10.
Did you know?...In Louisiana, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation run in the general election. If a candidate receives 50 percent of the vote in the general election, he or she wins the race. However if no candidate receives 50 percent, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes.