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Scientists' Ballot Outcomes

A number of scientists and health professionals were on ballots across the US this week, but Science reports that some appear not to have garnered the needed votes to win.

Currently, Nancy Goroff (D-NY), a chemistry professor at Stony Brook University, is trailing the incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), in a race for a seat in the US House of Representatives, and Cameron Webb (D-VA), a physician and healthcare advocate, has lost to Robert Good (R-VA) for a House seat, it notes. Meanwhile, Hiral Tipirneni (D-AZ), an ER doctor, is in a close race against David Schweikert (R-AZ), but Sean Casten (D-IL), a biochemical engineer and the incumbent, has won in a race against Jeanne Ives (R-IL), it reports.

Science adds that although Democrats appear poised to keep control of the House, there will likely be some changes to committee leaderships, including of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Still, it notes that Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) will remain chair after winning re-election and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) will likely stay as the top Republican on the committee.