We’d like to acknowledge some of our D.C. public servants who have displayed great Capitol Hill style as representatives of the people, but not in terms of politics, the only debate we’d like to ignite is based on who has the best smile. We’d simply like to recognize the best and brightest D.C. smiles, since healthy, attractive smiles are what we’re all about. Without further ado, here is our list of the 10 best smiles in Congress.
Capitol Hill Style With A Smile
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Senator Kelly Ayotte brought her great smile to D.C. upon winning a seat as junior U.S. Senator from New Hampshire in 2010. Before her election, Ayotte served five years as New Hampshire’s first woman Attorney General and also served as Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Homicide Unit. Ayotte currently serves on committees that include Armed Services, Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Aging and Commerce, and is the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been showing her Capitol Hill style for quite some time. Gillibrand was appointed to Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in 2009 when Clinton became Secretary of State, won a 2010 special election for that seat and was reelected in 2012. Before joining the Senate, Gillibrand served as U.S. House Representative for New York’s 20th district and Special Counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Current committee assignments include Environment and Public Works, Armed Services, Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Special Committee on Aging.
Congresswoman Kristi Noem
Elected to South Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 and 2012, Congresswoman Kristi Noem is a farmer, rancher and small business owner with a terrific smile, as well as a former Representative of South Dakota’s 6th District in South Dakota’s House of Representatives. She serves on the Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces and Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was elected the United States Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. Gabbard is Military Police Company Commander with the Hawaii Army National Guard and a combat veteran, serving two Middle East deployments before landing in D.C. with one of the best smiles in Congress. She has also served on the Honolulu City Council and in the Hawaii House of Representatives. Gabbard is Vice-Chair of the Democratic Committee and serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on Homeland Security and Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
Elected as U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas in 2008, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is a Certified Public Accountant with Capitol Hill style. She has served in both the Kansas House and Senate and as Kansas State Treasurer. Jenkins is Vice-Chair of the House Republican Conference and serves on the Ways and Means Committee, Trade Subcommittee, Oversight Subcommittee, Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises and Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
Another of the best smiles in Congress belongs to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. A former Ohio Mayor, Fudge is serving her third term as U.S. House Representative for Ohio’s 11th District. Fudge serves on committees that include the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, Workforce Protections, Agriculture and Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, and is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition.
Congresswoman Michelle Bachman
Congresswoman Michelle Bachman’s winning smile and Capitol Hill style helped her to become the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives, first elected in 2006. A former Minnesota State Senator and candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination, Bachman serves on committees that include the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Financial Services, International Monetary Policy and Trade and Oversight and Investigations.
Congresswoman Donna Christensen
Congresswoman Donna Christensen was first elected as United States Virgin Islands Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. In addition to having a remarkable smile, Christensen is a physician and former hospital Medical Director. She serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as subcommittees on Health, Energy and Power, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. A beautiful smile and she gets to live in the Virgin Islands!
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Another Congresswoman with a spectacular smile, Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been the U.S. House Representative for Washington’s 5th district since 2005. Previously, McMorris Rodgers was a four-term member of the Washington House of Representatives where she served as House Minority Leader. Currently, she is Chairman of the House Republican Conference and serves on the Committee on Energy and subcommittees on Health, Energy and Power and Environment and Economy.
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, blessed with a perfect smile, was elected to represent Arizona’s 9th district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. She has served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature, elected to the Arizona House in 2005 and the Arizona Senate in 2011. Sinema serves on Congressional Committees that include Financial Services, Housing and Insurance, and Oversight and Investigations.
So there you have it, our round-up of the 10 best smiles on Capitol Hill. However, since this is an oral surgery blog we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that those stellar smiles wouldn’t shine nearly so brightly without good, regular dental care. Another thing our readers should know is that those bright, Capitol Hill style smiles aren’t just for politicians. Anyone can have one with the help of a highly qualified Washington, DC oral surgeon. Request your appointment today with Dr. Emery or Dr. Ryan.