The final election cycle additionally noticed the departures of Home lawmakers who succeeded their dad and mom. Tennessee Republican John J. Duncan Jr. — who received his seat after his father’s loss of life in 1988 — retired somewhat than search a 16th time period. Pennsylvania’s Invoice Shuster, who was term-limited as the highest Republican on the Home Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, additionally didn’t search reelection. For 46 years, Shuster and his father, Bud, wielded large affect on transportation issues, with each chairing the Transportation panel.
One father appointed his daughter
Levin was the one new member to inherit a dad or mum’s seat in 2018. His father held the suburban Detroit seat for 18 phrases. His uncle, former Sen. Carl Levin, was additionally the longest-serving senator in Michigan historical past.
“[Politicians] get their values from their dad and mom, which is nice, however they want to enter their very own beliefs and their very own emotions about desirous to serve their fellow People,” Levin mentioned in regards to the instance from his father and uncle.
New Jersey Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who got here to Congress after his father’s loss of life in 2012, is predicted again within the subsequent Congress. Payne was renominated in a closely Democratic district after getting 89 p.c of the vote within the July main.
Just one next-generation member, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, isn’t on the poll this cycle. She got here to Congress by way of appointment by her father, Frank H. Murkowski. The elder Murkowski was elected governor of Alaska in 2002, resigned from the Senate after which appointed his daughter as his successor.