PUBLISHED:November 09, 2016

Trott '85 wins reelection to U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. David Trott ’85 won re-election in Michigan’s Eleventh District on Nov. 8. A Republican, Trott first won his seat in the House of Representatives in 2014.

“I am confident that our county will have a constructive transition of power and I am looking forward to serving in the 115th Congress and working with my colleagues and Mr. Trump to enact solutions that will help Michigan families,” Trott wrote on his Facebook page after his victory.

During his first term, Trott served on the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, introducing eight bills and resolutions dealing with international affairs and finance. His proposal to combat predatory organ trafficking passed in the House, and is awaiting a Senate vote.

A lifelong resident of Oakland County, Mich., Trott was the chairman and CEO of Trott & Trott PC, the family firm he joined upon his graduation from Duke Law, before selling his stake in the firm in 2014. Over the course of his business career, Trott has owned Attorneys Title Agency LLC, Trott Recovery Services, and co-owned Dietz Trott Sports & Entertainment. 

He has served on the boards of his alma mater, the University of Michigan, On My Own, the Detroit Country Day School, The Community House, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, and also served as chairman and CEO of NDeX.

Duke Law alumni running for state office

Incumbent North Carolina Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr. '83, a Democrat who has been in the Senate since 2007, easily defeated Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe with 81.62 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Daniel T. Blue, Jr. '73 was also re-elected to the North Carolina Senate. He ran unopposed.

Incumbent Democrat Darren G. Jackson ’96 ran unopposed for his seat in District 39 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

John DeFrancisco ’71 was reelected to his thirteenth term in the New York State Senate. The Republican represents New York’s District 50.