Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
40, Minnesota — 5, D
One of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress who lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the U.S. Ilhan has been thrust into the spotlight not only for her adamant push for criminal justice reform in 2021, but also after she’s drawn the ire of many of her Republican colleagues on a whole host of other issues.
Ilhan worked as a child nutrition outreach coordinator before being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
34, California — 53, D