The Hill, publication of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, recently launched the first-ever social media contest for its famed “50 Most Beautiful People” list, recognizing the Beltway’s best-looking men and women. Five nominees will compete for votes on Facebook and to secure a guaranteed spot on the list.

This year’s social media contest contenders are as follows:

• Brad Jenkins, associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and of the creative brains behind President Obama’s Emmy- nominated appearance on “Between Two Ferns” for Funny or Die

•Meredith Raimondi, by day staffer for Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.); by night, she’s a director for City Dogs Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue group based in Washington.

• Brian Johnso
n, director of federal relations at the American Petroleum Institute and the founder and editor of the popular food and lifestyle website Hungry Lobbyist, which features fashion tips and D.C. restaurant reviews.

• Mike McQuerry, 17-year veteran of Capitol Hill, currently serving as communications director for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

• Megan Chan, director of digital product for Politico and San Francisco native
eature will be published on July 29 in The Hill print edition, available throughout Washington, D.C. and online at

Now in its 11th year, The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful People profiles members of Congress, congressional staffers, campaign aides, lobbyists, executive branch employees and other Capitol Hill personnel, including the high-profile and behind the scenes. While most honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by The Hill staff, the social media contest allows the public to select one
person for inclusion on the final list.