Name: Jaime Herrera-Beutler
Organization: U.S. House of Representatives
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: In 2010, the Honorable Jaime Herrera Beutler became the first Hispanic person in history to represent Washington state in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the age of 33, Herrera Beutler is also the youngest woman serving in the U.S. Congress. She currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District and the vice chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. Prior to her election as a U.S. Representative, Herrera-Beutler was the Senior Legislative Aide for U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and as a state representative for the 18th Legislative District in Washington State where she was appointed in 2007. She also has introduced legislation that aims to cut the salaries of Members of Congress as well as the President and Vice President by 10 percent.
To learn more about Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler, visit http://herrerabeutler.house.gov/.