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Physicist Elected to Congress Calls For More Scientists-Statesmen

U.S. House of Representative-elect Bill Foster

"I was surprised that when you get into electoral politics how scientific the analysis was in the electorate," says Bill Foster, member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Credit: Scientific American

Only a handful of physicists have reached the halls of Congress. Bill Foster, a particle physicist and businessman just elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives from Illinois's newly drawn 11th district, wants this situation to change. The Harvard graduate knows he is one of few in any technical field to hold national office. Foster plans to use his time in the public spotlight to serve as an advocate for bringing more of his peers to Washington.

From Scientific American
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