Hobart junior William R. Cox, of Mystic, Conn., was studying off campus in Washington, D.C. and working in the office of Republican Rob Simmons when he was asked to go to Connecticut and help in his representative's bid for re-election.
While working on Election Day, Cox was interviewed by the Hartford Courant.
Read the story “Rep. Simmons Keeps His Seat”.
Cox is in Washington, participating in the Colleges off-campus program. A political science and American studies major, he is interested in congressional politics and the “dynamics of representation in our American system.”
“I was in the district for the last week of the campaign; it was very exciting being that it was one of the closest races in the country with a lot of national attention from the NRCC and DCCC (which are the national party branches for the House),” Cox says.
Cox was pleased that Rep. Simmons was re-elected. “It was very exciting to be involved in a wining reelection campaign especially with surprising margin of 54% to 46%–a much larger victory then expected.”
At Hobart Cox was a member of the sailing team. He has always been interested in the political process and being in Washington has been a valuable learning experience. “I have been able to use and look at what I have learned at Hobart very differently, being able to get a better sense of the procedural aspects of Congress.”