Politically-speaking, 2016 seems over. But anyone in politics can tell you that’s not really true.
There’s always something to do, especially for the young people in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania politics who work daily to make the government run. Whether it’s ushering the mayor of the city around to his next event, speaking at functions about getting more women involved in politics or simply thinking ahead to the next campaign, politics is always an evolving field.
For the third time in Billy Penn‘s history, we’re presenting Who’s Next in Politics to highlight some of the city’s most dynamic young people. Every month, we publish an edition of Who’s Next, presented by the Knight Foundation, that focuses on a different industry or field, but politics was our flagship Who’s Next list and is the first industry we’re highlighting three times.
Over the last two years, Billy Penn has written about more than 250 of the city’s up-and-coming leaders through the Who’s Next feature, from teachers to artists to musicians to chefs. This time around, these young fundraisers, politicians and behind-the-scenes workhorses are the young people who help formulate policy and get officials elected. Here are this year’s 19 winners, in alphabetical order: