Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
45, Missouri — 11, D
A nurse, pastor, and single mother, Cori is an avid social justice advocate. She was highlighted in the 2019 documentary Knock Down the House about her 2018 race for the House, which she lost, before then being elected in 2020.
Cori earned a graduate diploma in nursing in 2008 before establishing the Kingdom Embassy International Church in St. Louis in 2011, though she closed the physical location in 2014 after the killing of Michael Brown. Her involvement in the Ferguson unrest as a triage nurse and organizer sparked her interest in politics.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
45, New York — 16, D