Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
31, New York — 14, D
One of the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America to be elected to Congress who rejects funding from corporate PACs and is one of the co-sponsors of the Green New Deal.
After working in Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, she transitioned to being a community organizer while working part-time as a waitress and bartender. The organization Brand New Congress recruited her to run for Congress after she was nominated by her brother as a possible progressive candidate.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
36, Colorado — 2, D