Scott Brodbeck

Politicking before graduating

Mark Harris graduated this past weekend, but did not attend any of the Commencement festivities. He was too busy preparing for a November election for the 42nd district of Pennsylvania’s state legislature. The 21-year-old political science major defeated a five-term incumbent state representative in last week’s primary election and will be representing the Republican Party […]

Alumnus fails in bid for Israeli Knesset

GW graduates are known for their political prowess. One has climbed to the ranks of the Senate leadership, and another is being talked about as a possible Democratic presidential candidate. But alumnus Mitchell Barak has his sights set on an entirely different political arena: the Knesset, Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Barak, a New York native […]

GW Republican hopes to join Pennsylvania state house

Senior Mark Harris is not your typical 20-year-old college student. He has his own Web site. He e-mails reporters from his Blackberry during movies. He drives home almost every weekend to ask strangers for money. And he is running for a state representative seat in Pennsylvania. Harris, a conservative Republican, is challenging incumbent Rep. Tom […]