Jon Ossoff

40 under 40-2021 Jon Ossoff
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  • Age
  • Title
    Senior Senator from Georgia
  • Company
    U.S. Senate

It hasn’t taken long for Jon Ossoff, the youngest member of the Senate by nearly a decade, to find his footing on Capitol Hill. In his career’s stunning arc, the senator from Georgia has already interned for Civil Rights legend John Lewis, led a documentary film company, and mounted two efforts to join Congress—the most recent of which helped hand the Democratic Party control over Congress in 2020. Just eight months into a six-year term, Ossoff is carving out a prominent position in Washington as a member of the Senate’s powerful banking and judiciary committees. Ossoff also introduced legislation to lock in Americans’ rights to vote in federal elections at a time when many Republican-leaning states are looking to restrict ballot access. And all while proving himself to be the quintessential millennial lawmaker of the future: His TikTok account now boasts more than half-a-million followers.