The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful People: Page 14 of 50

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.

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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 Loretta LandrieuLandrieu dynasty faces a pause in Louisiana Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Project Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns 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 Diane Rodham ClintonStopping Robert Mueller to protect us all Hillary Clinton hits Trump, pulls out Russian hat during Yale speech Giuliani: Mueller plans to wrap up Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1 MORE’s presidential campaign and at Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreCan Trump beat the Nobel odds? Will Trump win in 2020? Look to the mortgage market Mahmoud Abbas' exit from the Palestinian Authority is long overdue 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

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