Representative Leonard Lance, Class of 1977 (R-New Jersey) has been re-elected to Congress representing New Jersey’s Seventh District in the House.
Ben Quayle, Class of 2002, a Republican, has been elected to a House seat representing Arizona’s Third District and will begin his first term in office in January 2011.
Lance won his Congressional seat in November 2008, and was appointed to the powerful House Finance Services Committee, where he serves on subcomittees addressing Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. Lance had previously served for in the New Jersey State Senate for seven years, four as majority leader, and for 11 years prior to that in the state’s General Assembly, where he chaired the budget committee. He maintained a private practice in partnership with his twin brother at a law firm founded by their father while was serving in state government. Lance had prepared for a career in public service by earning a master’s degree in public policy at Princeton University in addition to his law degree. Read a profile of Lance that appeared in the Winter/Spring 2010 Vanderbilt Lawyer.
Quayle will be a freshman congressman representing the Third Congressional District of Arizona. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University before earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt. Quayle practiced corporate law in California and New York before returning to Arizona, where he joined Snell & Wilmer.