During the 2020 Election, 16 SFS alumni ran for office. In congressional and Senate races, the group included 10 incumbents seeking reelection, two challengers who sought to unseat their opponents and one political newcomer vying for an open seat in a historic election year. Three alumni ran for positions at the state level; one incumbent, one challenger and one seeking a higher office.
These graduates represented four different SFS programs and graduated across six decades. SFS alumni candidates were on the ballot across thirteen different states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nine Democrats and four Republicans contested 10 U.S. House races and three U.S. Senate races. Three Democrats contested a race for Lieutenant Governor, a race for state Senate and a race for a state House of Representatives.