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Hobart Alums Run for Office

This year, several Hobart alums are making bids for political office, on the local and state levels.

Chuck Hornbrook ’90, an economics major while at HWS, is on the June 8 Democratic ballot to run for a membership position on the Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC) AD13 in San Francisco.

The DCCC is the governing body of the local Democratic Party, and in California, each state Assembly District (AD) has a 12-member DCCC, the boards of which endorse candidates for public offices and approve resolutions supporting or opposing important issues and legislation.  

“I am running for the DCCC because of the desire to become more engaged in our party and in policies that affect San Francisco,” Hornbrook says.  “Like many Democrats in San Francisco who love living here because of its open culture, celebration of diversity and progressive social policies, I decided to be bold, and get more involved locally, to work with Democrats and others, to continue to build a City and County that celebrates diversity of all kinds, sexual, racial, ethnic, economic, and age.”

For more information on Hornbrook’s campaign, visit his website, www.chuckhornbrook.com.


Michael Amodeo ’01 has also begun his first campaign for elected office, running for New York State Assembly in the Democratic primary in the 146th Assembly District.

For more information on Amodeo’s campaign, visit his website, http://takecontrolny.com/.

A member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economic National Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society, Amodeo majored in political science and minored in economics.  He was a member of the football and served as captain, was a Statesman Scholar and received the Michael Theodore Silver ’39 Memorial Award for Football in 2001.  He received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School in 2004.


Additionally, Michael Mills ’96 – who recently returned to campus for a panel discussion, “What Can I Do with a Degree in Political Science?”- is using his more than a decade of experience working in politics in his bid for Secretary of State of Georgia in the 2010 race.  For more information on Mills’ campaign, click here.

Mills majored in political science at Hobart, was a member of Delta Chi and the ice hockey team, was involved in Student Court, and received the Joseph Abraham Memorial Training Award in 1997. After graduating from Hobart, he earned a master’s degree in Communications from Georgia State University, where his thesis included a plan for increasing youth voter turnout.