Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
42, Indiana — 3, R
A Navy veteran and father of three girls, Jim created the Rising Hoosier Awards during his time in Congress to award exemplary Good Samaritans in Indiana high schools. In 2021, he assumed a leadership role as Chair of the Republican Study Committee, which sets a vision for the GOP.
Jim took a leave of absence from his position as an Indiana State Senator to deploy to Afghanistan in 2014 and 2015. He is still an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and Supply Corps.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
45, North Dakota, R