At least three young alums are running for Congress, and one for Senate:
Ruben Gallego, AB'04, is running for a Congressional seat in Arizona as a Democrat.
Elise Stefanik, AB'06, is running for a Congressional seat in New York as a Republican.
Seth Moulton, AB'01, is running for a Congressional seat in Massachusetts as a Democrat.
Tom Cotton, AB'99, already a Congressman from Arkansas, is running for Senate as a Republican.
Pretty unusual group. Gallego and Moulton both served in the Marines, Cotton in the Army. Moulton was decorated for bravery, something he never mentioned and the Globe, apparently, turned up only while routinely checking his military records.
Are there others?
"Public service" is a term that tends to be used at Harvard to mean community service, Teach for America, and so on. With all the "Excellent Sheep" blather about the myopia and narcissism of Ivy League graduates, it's nice to see alums in their 20s and 30s serving in the armed forces and running for public office.
It's one of the stated purposes of our General Education program to "prepare students for civic engagement." It would be nice to the university signal to its students that it takes that seriously. How about an "I voted!" sticker on the lapel in some November 5 Gazette photo of Faust, Smith, or Khurana?