Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
41, Florida — 18, R
A decorated Army veteran who stepped on an IED, resulting in the amputation of his legs and one finger, Brian brings his extensive military experience to Congress. As Florida faced various environmental crises in 2021, Brian always had the state’s clean air and water top of mind.
As a member of the Army explosive ordinance disposal technicians, Brian received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with ‘V’ for valor device. He then worked as an explosives specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
42, California — 49, D