Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
42, California — 15, D
A former college soccer player who served extensively in local government and ran a 2020 Presidential campaign centered around gun control. Even though his presidential run faded into the background, Eric’s 2021 was still spent advocating for more gun safety as the world saw an unfortunate return on mass shootings as Americans emerged from quarantine.
Eric worked as a deputy district attorney and served on the Dublin, CA Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission and Dublin, CA Planning Commission. He later was elected to Dublin City Council before running for Congress.
45, Florida — 17, R