Honoring the Best & Brightest in Progressive Leadership

The Young Elected Officials Network 35 Under 35 List (#YEO35U) recognizes passionate and impactful young elected leaders at all levels of government who have advanced progressive change, made meaningful impact on their communities, and contributed to the growth of the YEO Network and the progressive pipeline. 


YEO35U list awardees must be:

  1. 35 years old or younger as of December 31, 2020.

  2. A member of the Young Elected Officials Network and have been accepted into the network at least one year before the nomination period begins.

  3. Nominated by a YEO member, mentor, or staff member.

Each nomination will be reviewed by a panel of YEO staff, experts, mentors and alumni. 35 members will be selected based on criteria including, but not limited to, the member's:

  • Overall contribution as a member of the YEO Network

  • Effectiveness in advancing progressive policy

  • Involvement in and impact on their local community

  • Historic imprint on the seat or body in which they are elected

Nominations Open Friday, January 3, 2020 and Close Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:59pm

The YEO 35 Under 35 List will be

released in April 2020.

Honorees will be celebrated at a reception at our

2020 YEO National Convening

Nominations have now closed.

Stay tuned for our list announcement!


The Class of 2020

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