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The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People

Age: 30 
Hometown: Atlanta
Political party: Democratic
Relationship status: Single

There isn’t much that throws Gina Ormand off her routine of regular exercise and healthy eating. 

A devout runner since high school, where she was a member of the cross-country team, the campaign services director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says staying active is the best way to stay sane in her oftentimes frantic job.

But the rare occasions that she can’t get in her run, it’s usually for a good reason.

In June, for instance, Ormand couldn’t make her regular miles because she was recovering from surgery — having donated a kidney to her ailing father. (Dad’s doing great now and returned to work in July.)

Or in 2005, when, as an aide to Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuCNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' Trump posts O'Keefe videos on Instagram MORE (D-La.), Ormand took marathon shifts answering phones and coordinating help for constituents after Hurricane Katrina rocked the Gulf Coast. Then, she could only take cat naps under her desk. 

“It was an emotional time for all of us,” she says. “Some of the calls we would get would be so scary because people would think of us as their lifeline.”

But it’s connecting with and helping people that drew the Tulane University graduate into political life. A self-described “stereotypical big sister,” Ormand says each stop of her Washington career — including stints on Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump won’t say if he’ll fire Sessions Trump: I'm 'just looking at' firing Sessions House Intel lawmakers question Kushner for three hours as part of Russia probe MORE’s presidential campaign and at Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Energy: Exxon sues feds over M fine | Deputy Interior pick advances | Oil concerns hold up Russia sanctions push Gore: Progressive ideas 'gaining ground' among Democrats Gore: Trump prompting 'biggest upsurge' of climate activism ever MORE’s nonprofit global-warming organization, the Alliance for Climate Protection — was an opportunity to make new connections.

“I love the interaction with people,” Ormand says. 

That also spills into her social life, where the Georgia native belongs to two separate book clubs and can regularly be found trying new restaurants in her Logan Circle neighborhood of the District.

“We like to go out — it’s really booming there — and catch up and try new places, as long as the wait time is under an hour,” Ormand says.

— Justin Sink