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December 01, 2020

Veterinarian candidates fare well in federal, state elections

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Veterinarians competing in federal or state elections saw a number of wins during the general election on Nov. 3.

Twelve veterinarian candidates were elected to federal or state office.

Dr. Kurt Schrader, the Democrat representing Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, won a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, fending off two challengers with just over 54% of the vote.

U.S. Capitol Building


The following are veterinarians who won state races:

  • Dr. Karen McCormick, Democrat, Colorado State Assembly, District 11.
  • Dr. Rebecca Mitchell, Democrat, Georgia House of Representatives, District 106.
  • Dr. Ron Highland, Republican, Kansas House of Representatives, District 51.
  • Dr. Bill Rabon, Republican, North Carolina Senate, District 8.
  • Dr. Charles “Doc” Anderson, Republican, Texas House of Representatives, District 56.
  • Dr. Brad Buckley, Republican, Texas House of Representatives, District 54.
  • Dr. Lynn Stucky, Republican, Texas House of Representatives, District 64.
  • Dr. Glenn Rogers, Republican, Texas House of Representatives, District 60.
  • Dr. John Bartholomew, Democratic, Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-1 District.
  • Dr. Joel Kitchens, Republican, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 1.
  • Dr. Eric Barlow, Republican, Wyoming House of Representatives, District 3.

Dr. Shelley Lenz, the Democratic–NonPartisan League candidate in North Dakota’s gubernatorial race, was unsuccessful in her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Doug Burgum.