Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
43, Florida — 9, D
The first Floridian of Puerto Rican descent to serve in Congress, Darren is also a singer/songwriter in a local folk band and hosted a radio show and podcast called ‘Rock and Politics’ to inform his constituents and promote youth civic engagement. His 2021 was focused a lot of immigration reform, but also making a name for himself as one of the lawmakers leading the way on blockchain and crypto legislation.
After law school, Darren opened his own law practice before being elected to the Florida State Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
42, Virginia — 7, D