Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Political party: Democratic
Relationship status: Girlfriend
Andrew Aronow says his dream is “to go to London to watch my soccer team play.”
Aronow, a staff assistant and legislative correspondent for Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), roots for Tottenham Hotspur, a British team he started following in the 11th grade. Every Saturday that the team has a televised match, Aronow wakes up early — “sometimes really early,” he says — to watch the game.
Aronow combines soccer and the gym to stay fit.
He spends all of 20 minutes to get ready for work in the morning, but says he does take extra pride in his haircut and his dress attire. He gets his unruly, graying hair cut once every two weeks in Logan Circle, and he has made it a personal goal to “never wear the same shirt-tie-slacks combination, ever.”
Aronow has been in Washington since June 2011. Prior to that he studied politics at Wayne State University in Detroit.
The Michigan native, who says he misses the milder summers and trees of his home state, isn’t just about the outdoors.
He admits he is a “closet nerd” and “kind of a cinephile” who gets addicted to TV series like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” He likes both independent movies and blockbusters, but gives recommendations reluctantly. The movie he will watch over and over is Humphrey Bogart’s 1941 classic “The Maltese Falcon.”
Aronow’s nerdiness extends to comic books, and he admits he has considered attending the New York Comic Con because he frequently travels to New York City to visit his girlfriend. The DC Comics character Green Lantern was his gateway into comic book fandom.
— Alicia M. Cohn