Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
41, New York — 1, R
An Army veteran who has helped other veterans struggling with PTSD and became the youngest New York State attorney at the age of 23. In 2021, Lee launched his campaign for governor of New York, raking in $2.5 million in the first ten days.
Lee served four years on Active Duty as an intelligence officer, a prosecutor, and a military magistrate. After returning from Iraq he transitioned to the Army Reserves and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Lee opened a private law practice and created a peer to peer consulting program for veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury) before being elected to the New York State Senate.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
32, New York — 14, D