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Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, Boilermakers and guests met up at the Mayflower Hotel April 24 for informal conversation and photo ops at the 2018 LEAP Congressional Reception.

The reception, which takes place after two days of education, legislative updates and lobbying on Capitol Hill, is a longstanding part of the annual LEAP conference. The event gives Boilermaker delegates a chance to follow up with their elected representatives and continue building relationships in an effort to bring Boilermaker issues to the forefront and enlist legislative champions for those issues.

Following are photos of elected officials who attended the 2018 reception and met with their respective Boilermaker delegates.

Photo Gallery

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.
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Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), seventh from right, with IVP-NE John Fultz, at left, and Boilermaker delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), seventh from right, with IVP-NE John Fultz, at left, and Boilermaker delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
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Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1st), center, with l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; Patrick Joyce, L-614; John Adamson, L-614; Scott Burke, L-29; guest Kathy Hall; and Chuck Hancock, L-29.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1st), center, with l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; Patrick Joyce, L-614; John Adamson, L-614; Scott Burke, L-29; guest Kathy Hall; and Chuck Hancock, L-29.
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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA 8th), fifth from right, with Boilermaker delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA 8th), fifth from right, with Boilermaker delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th), center, with l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; L-28’s James Chew, Dan Engle and Eric Waldron.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5th), center, with l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; L-28’s James Chew, Dan Engle and Eric Waldron.
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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY 26th), center, with l. to r., IR Miguel Fonseca; L-5/Z-5’s Moises Fernandez, Andrew Labeck, Kevin Obrien; IVP-NE John Fultz; and L-5/Z-5’s Steve Ludwigson, Tom Ryan and Chris Donahue.
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY 26th), center, with l. to r., IR Miguel Fonseca; L-5/Z-5’s Moises Fernandez, Andrew Labeck, Kevin Obrien; IVP-NE John Fultz; and L-5/Z-5’s Steve Ludwigson, Tom Ryan and Chris Donahue.
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Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL 8th), fifth from right, with l. to r., guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Miguel Fonseca; guest Lisette Fonseca, IVP-GL Larry McManamon; guest Julie Tortat; John Tortat, L-60; AD-ISO Bill Staggs; and ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL 8th), fifth from right, with l. to r., guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Miguel Fonseca; guest Lisette Fonseca, IVP-GL Larry McManamon; guest Julie Tortat; John Tortat, L-60; AD-ISO Bill Staggs; and ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III.
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Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA 18th), center, with delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA 18th), center, with delegates from L-13, L-19 and L-154.
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Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI 9th), center, with IVP-NE Larry McManamon, fifth from left; IR Dan Luhmann, third from left; IR Don Hamric, far right; and the delegation from L-169.
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI 9th), center, with IVP-NE Larry McManamon, fifth from left; IR Dan Luhmann, third from left; IR Don Hamric, far right; and the delegation from L-169.
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Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA 4th), fourth from right, with, l. to r., Danny Watson, L-45; IR Frank Hartsoe; David Jerrell, L-684; Alison Wilson, L-64; Helena Ringo, L-684; Michael Patterson, L-684; and IVP-NE John Fultz.
Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-VA 4th), fourth from right, with, l. to r., Danny Watson, L-45; IR Frank Hartsoe; David Jerrell, L-684; Alison Wilson, L-64; Helena Ringo, L-684; Michael Patterson, L-684; and IVP-NE John Fultz.
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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), center, with, l. to r., Darrin Ferguson and Nancy Diggen, Vulcan Hart Co.; Alex Poling, S-50; IVP-NE John Fultz; Dan Weber, L-193; EA-DGA Hannah Samuel; Vernon Jackson, S-50; Wilton Barnett, S-50; Hudson Hart, S-50; and Brian Bosse, Vulcan Hart Co.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), center, with, l. to r., Darrin Ferguson and Nancy Diggen, Vulcan Hart Co.; Alex Poling, S-50; IVP-NE John Fultz; Dan Weber, L-193; EA-DGA Hannah Samuel; Vernon Jackson, S-50; Wilton Barnett, S-50; Hudson Hart, S-50; and Brian Bosse, Vulcan Hart Co.
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Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL 9th), center, with Ronnie Dexter, District 3, left; and James Barnes, L-433, right.
Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL 9th), center, with Ronnie Dexter, District 3, left; and James Barnes, L-433, right.
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Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA 41st), fourth from left, with, l. to r., Robert Navarro, L-1998; Rudy Gomez, L-1998; Jay Rojo, L-92; IVP-WS J. Tom Baca; David Hoogendoorn, L-549; IR Adrian Maldonado; IR Fred Rumsey; and IR Jim Cooksey.
Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA 41st), fourth from left, with, l. to r., Robert Navarro, L-1998; Rudy Gomez, L-1998; Jay Rojo, L-92; IVP-WS J. Tom Baca; David Hoogendoorn, L-549; IR Adrian Maldonado; IR Fred Rumsey; and IR Jim Cooksey.
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Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51st), fifth from left, and l. to r., Rudy Gomez, L-1998; Robert Navarro, L-1998; IR Robert Godinez; Jay Rojo, L-92; IVP-WS J. Tom Baca; IR Adrian Maldonado; David Hoogendoorn, L-549; IR Fred Rumsey; and IR Jim Cooksey.
Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA 51st), fifth from left, and l. to r., Rudy Gomez, L-1998; Robert Navarro, L-1998; IR Robert Godinez; Jay Rojo, L-92; IVP-WS J. Tom Baca; IR Adrian Maldonado; David Hoogendoorn, L-549; IR Fred Rumsey; and IR Jim Cooksey.
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Published on the Web: July 10, 2018

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