IGS creates new student award

November 7, 2012

Earlier this summer California’s political world suffered a great loss, David M. Howard—the political director for the California Association of Realtors—died Saturday, July 21, 2012, three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Howard was a passionate and well-respected political analyst who managed federal, state and local political actions committees for the relator’s association and served on the editorial board of the California Target Book.

A few months before he passed, IGS was pleased to have Howard join our National Advisory Council as a board member.

In honor of Howard, IGS partnered with his friends and colleagues in the Sacramento public affairs community to create the he David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics as a lasting tribute to his many achievements. 

David BroockmanThe first Howard Prize recipient will be Mr. David E. Broockman, a doctoral candidate in the Charles T. & Louise H. Travers Political Science Department. The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Institute.  Mr. Broockmen (M.A. ’12) graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science before enrolling in graduate school at Berkeley. 

David Howard

The purpose of the Howard Prize is to reward exceptionally deserving doctoral candidates who are conducting innovative research in the field of American political behavior or public policy and are affiliated with the Institute.

To learn more about the Howard Prize or to make a charitable contribution to it, please visit the Howard Prize page.