Feder Steps Up Effort to Make Real Change for Virginians
McLean, VA – Judy Feder announced today that she will step down from her position as Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute to focus on her upcoming campaign for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. She will continue to be a tenured professor at Georgetown.
“We need real health care reform. We need to bring our troops home from Iraq. We need to get Congress focused on the right priorities, our priorities. To make that change, I’m committed to doing everything it takes to finish what we started in 2006.”
In the course of Feder's nine year tenure, GPPI has doubled its faculty and more than doubled its student body; conducted research that is central to the nation's policy debates on education, health care, economic well-being, and international development; and produced graduates serving in civilian and military leadership positions in the U.S. and around the world.
"Dean Feder has done a remarkable job of moving GPPI to the top ranks of the nation's public policy schools," said President Jack DiGioia. "Georgetown University and the policy community have benefited substantially from Judy Feder's leadership and scholarship. We are lucky to have her."
"I am enormously proud of the faculty, students, and alumni community we've built at GPPI," said Dr. Feder. "For years, I've taught our students that it takes good politics to get good policy, and I've decided it's time to take my own advice."
Last year, Judy Feder mounted the strongest challenge to Frank Wolf in nearly a quarter century, waging a vigorous campaign and raising an unprecedented $1.6 million. Though Feder entered the 2006 race a mere 10 months before Election Day, she cut Wolf's margin of victory dramatically from 2004, revealing growing discontent with the longtime incumbent. As Feder begins her 2008 rematch against Wolf, she is one of only a handful of Democratic challengers nationwide to have more cash on hand than an incumbent Member of Congress.