Kellogg World Winter 2010

Election 2010 update

Three of the Kellogg alumni featured in the article “The Business of Politics” in the Summer 2010 issue of Kellogg World emerged victorious in their political races in November.

John Hoeven ‘81, the former Republican governor of North Dakota, won his race for the U.S. Senate, earning 76 percent of the vote.

Republican Scott Gessler ‘96 defeated Colorado’s incumbent secretary of state, receiving more than 50 percent of the vote.

With 51 percent of the vote, Bob Dold ‘00, a Republican, was elected U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th District, which comprises several of Chicago’s north suburbs.

“Teamwork is essential to being successful in politics; you can’t be a loner in politics and expect to win,” says Donald Haider, professor of management and strategy and social enterprise and director of Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. “Kellogg’s focus on working in teams and the integration of experiential learning give the school a very vibrant life. That’s a great resource for someone who wants to enter public service.”

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