Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
41, Kansas — 3, D
One of the first Native American women in U.S. Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas, Sharice is also a former professional MMA fighter. One of her main focuses in 2021 was passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Raised by a single mother who served in the Army, Sharice went onto Cornell Law School and became a practicing lawyer before being elected to Congress.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
42, Colorado — 6, D