On Wednesday, Steve Kelley ’75 announced that he was entering the race for Minnesota Governor. Kelley, a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, is a Senator and Majority Whip in the Minnesota Senate. In his third Senate term, Kelley previously served two terms as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He’s aged quite gracefully; you can see his What’s What and a current picture on the Williams ’75 Web site (www.williams75.org).

Kelley (a Political Economy and Political Science major) is one of four elected officials in the Class of ’75. Martha Coakley (History of Ideas major), nationally known as the prosecutor in the Louise Woodward nanny case, currently serves as Middlesex County (MA) District Attorney and has tossed her hat in the ring for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s post.

Ed Case (Psychology major) has represented Hawaii’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, for two+ terms — initially appointed in 2002 to fill a vacant seat and then elected to the post in 2003. Previously, he was a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives for eight years, serving as House Majority Leader in 1999-2000.

Jack Hiler (Political Economy major), now a businessman, was a U.S. Congressman in the 80s, representing Indiana’s Third Congressional District from 1981 to 1991.

And people worry that a liberal arts education doesn’t prepare you for the real world!

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