Power can be intoxicating – especially when the person wielding it is a gorgeous woman in a sharply tailored suit. Indeed, from young trailblazers to glamorously aging beauties, the following 20 congresswomen are all stunning breaths of fresh air in the traditionally stuffy, male-dominated world of politics.
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20. Lucy Torres-Gomez
Former model, actress and TV presenter Lucy Torres-Gomez certainly has the full package. The beautiful 40-year-old is the current representative for the 4th District of Leyte in the Philippines.
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19. Kyrsten Sinema
Arizonan Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is the first elected congressperson to unashamedly swing both ways. And there’s something incredibly provocative about that, which is only magnified by the fact that she plays the role of the hot politician very well.
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18. Kristi Noem
There’s something undeniably alluring about 43-year-old Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem. Maybe it has something to do with the South Dakotan belle being a former farm girl and an avid fan of hunting.
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17. Luciana León
Blonde Peruvian congresswoman and representative for Lima Luciana León is often described as one of the most striking women in world politics – and looking at the 37-year-old, it’s not hard to see why.
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16. Jaime Herrera Beutler
At just 36, Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler is one of the more youthful members of Congress. And it shows in the glamorous California-born politician’s winning smile, which seemingly never falters even when she’s hard at work.
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15. Mia Love
Pioneering Republican congresswoman Ludmya Bourdeau “Mia” Love is a perfect example of the American dream. The 39-year-old New York-born politician’s parents moved to the U.S. from Haiti in 1973 with $10 to their name – and neither of them could speak English.
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14. Tulsi Gabbard
In 2013 Democrat Tulsi Gabbard began representing Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. And there’s since been no debate that the stunning 34-year-old – who was born in American Samoa – looks great in a suit.
13. Kelly Ayotte
There’s something undeniably alluring about 47-year-old New Hampshire Republican congresswoman Kelly Ayotte. Perhaps it’s down to the exciting sense of power and influence behind her seeming sweetness.
12. Lynn Jenkins
Lynn Jenkins looks like that hot teacher you fell in love with back in high school. The pretty 52-year-old currently represents Kansas’ 2nd congressional district and serves as the vice chair of the House Republican Conference.
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11. Gabriela Cuevas Barron
Thirty-six-year-old Gabriela Cuevas Barron is another beautiful young woman shaking up the world of politics. The former federal deputy in the Mexican congress’ lower house currently serves as the president of the country’s Foreign Relations Committee.
10. Elise Stefanik
In 2014 then 30-year-old New Yorker Elise Stefanik became America’s youngest ever elected congresswoman. Now 31, the gorgeous, fresh-faced Republican has been in office since early 2015.
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9. Cheri Bustos
At 53 years old, Democrat Cheri Bustos exudes style and sophistication with her sharp suits and good looks. The beautiful congresswoman began representing Illinois’ 17th congressional district in 2013.
8. Michele Bachmann
Republican Michele Bachmann may be pushing 60, but no list of beautiful congresswomen would be complete without her. The elegant former presidential candidate finally stepped down as Minnesota’s 6th congressional district representative in January 2015.
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7. Mary Bono
Another gorgeous former congresswoman we’d be remiss for excluding is Republican Mary Bono, who was married to Sonny Bono from 1986 to 1998. Like Bachmann, the 53-year-old Ohioan oozes MILF appeal, especially when glammed up.
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6. Kathy Castor
Florida-born Democrat Kathy Castor is an authoritative woman with a sharp sense of style – not to mention a sophistication that matches the 48-year-old’s striking beauty.
5. Sara Latife Ruiz Chávez
Sara Latife Ruiz Chávez is yet another surprising beacon of beauty in the traditionally stuffy world of international politics. It was in 2006 that the 38-year-old claimed her seat in the Mexican congress’ lower house, becoming Quintana Roo’s First District representative in the process.
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4. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Surely sweet-faced Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers need only smile to get a bill passed. The attractive 46-year-old congresswoman has represented Washington’s 5th congressional district for the past ten years.
3. Judy Chu
In 2009 trailblazing Democrat Judy Chu became the first Chinese-American female member of Congress, giving her the power to match her good looks. And it’s scarcely believable that the representative for California’s 27th congressional district is 62 years old.
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2. Kirsten Gillibrand
Striking blonde Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is another politician who seems to combine style, sophistication and power. The glamorous 48-year-old currently serves as the junior United States Senator for New York.
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1. Michelle Lujan Grisham
In 2013 Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham assumed the position of U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district. And like the rest of the women on this list, the 55-year-old has good looks that more than match the amount of power she wields.