The most influential women in Florida politics and government.
11. Laurel Lee & Anna Paulina Luna
These two congressional victors are heading to Washington, and will join a new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. In May, Laurel Lee left her position as Florida secretary of state, where she ran an efficient 2020 election, to seek a bid for a newly drawn congressional district in Central Florida. It was a risky move, but the former circuit judge won a contested Republican primary and then defeated Democrat Alan Cohn 59% to 41%.