Randolph-Macon College Professors David Brat and Jack Trammell will face each other
in Virginia’s 7th District congressional election in November. This historical race
has garnered national and international attention. Brat, an R-MC economics/business
professor, defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the June 10, 2014 Republican
primary for the 7th District of Virginia. Cantor became the first House Majority
Leader in U.S. history to lose a primary re-nomination. Trammell formally announced
his bid for the Democratic ticket on June 9.
"Randolph-Macon College is blessed to have remarkable faculty and staff members
who are passionate about their students and about making significant contributions
to our society,” said R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren. “We are proud of both Dr.
Brat and Dr. Trammell for their desire to serve our country and we wish them both
the best of luck in November."
Brat, who joined the Randolph-Macon College faculty in 1996, is the former chair
of the Department of Economics and Business and the former director of the college’s
Ethics Minor from 2005-12. He earned his B.A. from Hope College, his Master of Divinity
from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from The American University.
David Brat's Campaign Web site: http://www.davebratforcongress.com/
Trammell, who joined R-MC in 2000, is an associate professor and the college’s director
of Disability Support Services. He was the director of R-MC’s Honors Program from
2009-14 and teaches in the Sociology Department. His latest book is The Richmond
Slave Trade: The Economic Backbone of The Old Dominion. Trammell earned
his B.A. at Grove City College and his M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth
Jack Trammell's Campaign Web site: http://www.trammellforcongress.com/