Meet the Top 5 Most Influential Millennial Women in US Politics US Politics, these women are impressive. A record number of women will serve in Congress next year after a surge of female candidates ran for office in this year’s midterm elections, and the House’s freshman class will be the most diverse in history.
Here are a handful of the most influential young women in American government, according to Apolitical’s 100 most influential young people in government around the world.
1. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist from the Bronx and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
2. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican and the second-youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
4. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the Trump administration.
Mary Elizabeth Taylor, 29, joined the Trump administration in the White House legislative affairs unit and later served as a chief aide in charge of presidential nominations. In the latter role, she helped with the selection of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and dozens of other nominations. In October, the former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, a high-ranking foreign policy post.
5. Cassandra Levesque, a 19-year-old incoming New Hampshire State Legislator.
Cassandra Levesque, a 19-year-old Democrat from Barrington, New Hampshire, will become the youngest member of her state’s House of Representatives next year. At 17, Levesque led a campaign in to ban child marriage in her home state, where girls as young as 13 and boys as young as 14 were allowed to marry. Last May, the state senate raised the minimum marriage age to 16 in a unanimous vote. Levesque, now a sophomore in college, said she’ll keep pushing to have the age raised to 18.