my fav of the 50 most beautiful people on the hill

finally a list of educated hotties. the hill is featuring the 50 most beautiful people on the hill. below are the ones i’d do…and do again 🙂

first up is aaron. he is pretty sexy for a republican. props for him working on a woman’s presidential campaign (even if it wasn’t hillary). he lives in dupont circle (am i reading this right)?!? pink ties, dupont circle, iced coffee, cat…just saying!

Aaron Gardner
Age: 26
Hometown: Bedford, N.H.
Political party: Republican
Dating status: Single

Aaron Gardner isn’t afraid to wear seersucker pants and pink ties.

“I get a lot of flack for that,” Gardner admitted.

But the 26-year-old account executive for the DCI Group stays as loyal to his favorite fashions as to most of the things in his life – frequent trips to New Hampshire to visit family, weekend gatherings with high school buddies, Dunkin Donuts coffee (iced with a shot of espresso), the Boston Red Sox and his cat Winston.

“I love that cat,” he said.

Winston was the product of Gardner’s previous romantic relationship but he moved the cat up north when he relocated to a group house in Dupont Circle. But he still gets to New Hampshire every few months to see his pet, along with his mom, dad and sister.

However, this son of the first-in-the-nation primary state wasn’t always interested in politics.

“I was the class clown of sorts and I didn’t take school that seriously,” he says.

But the 2000 election changed all that. He volunteered for Republican presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole and eventually became president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans.

As for what this single guy looks for in a potential mate: someone very career-driven. “That’s very important to me because that’s the way I am,” Gardner said.

– By Emily Goodin

andrew. where to start…democrat, skiing, bike racing, woodwork, photography, stubble, the gym, brushes his teeth…and i’m sure he loves long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners…need we go on? his girlfriend is a lucky bitch 🙂
Andrew Savage

Age: 27
Hometown: Calais, Vt.
Political party: Democrat
Dating status: In a relationship

He may tell you different, but little in Andrew Savage’s life is done lightly.

The Vermont native and communications director for Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) took a liking to cross country skiing late in his high school career – and went on to ski for four years on Middlebury College’s Division I team.

Once in Washington he took up road bike racing to “satisfy the endurance desire,” he says. “I just kind of do it for fun.”

His idea of fun: A couple of weekends ago, he went on a three-hour, 60-mile ride in 98-degree heat.

Then there’s his furniture-making. In high school he took a materials and machines class, which resulted in a hallway table made of cherry, and he has made a piece of furniture every year since. The bed he sleeps on in his Northwest Washington studio apartment is his own handiwork.

Not to be forgotten is his “recreational” photography. Earlier this year Savage staged his own show at Tryst coffeehouse in Adams Morgan, even selling a few of his shots.

Can we help but wonder what would happen if he ever decides to run for office?

While the blond Savage – who, on this day, wears a few-days-old stubble beard – is eager to talk about his Renaissance Man pursuits, he’s guarded about his romantic life.

“Other than to say she’s awesome, everything else is personal,” he says. He slips from this hard line a bit later to reveal that he recently took a 10-day trip to Thailand to see his girlfriend, whom he met in D.C. but who’s working there for the summer.

Along with his ability to ski, bike, cut wood and take pictures, Savage’s looks are all natural. His beauty routine is limited to the dictates of personal hygiene.

“I make sure to shower after exercise,” he says with a laugh.

– By Kris Kitto

roy roy roy…perfect in every way…well except the olive garden part.

 Love blooms at Olive Garden

Name: Roy Zimmerman
Age: 28
Hometown: Port Charlotte, Fla.
Political party: Democrat
Dating status: Engaged

We first spotted Capitol Police Officer Roy Zimmerman while he was on duty inside House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-S.C.) office. He has been an officer on Capitol Hill since January of last year and someday wants to be a federal investigator.

While Zimmerman knows the danger of being an officer, he also says that something can happen at any time. Two weekends ago he was the victim of a hit-and-run. A car hit his car, causing $1,200 in damages, and the driver fled the scene.

Deeply tanned, Zimmerman, who grew up just a few hours north of Tampa, spent his youth at the beach playing volleyball and football. His workout regimen involves exercising three to four mornings a week, mainly doing sprints and lifting weights.

He moved to the area after Western Maryland College recruited him to play football and earned his degree in political science. Law school was a thought but it never panned out. Instead he earned his master’s degree in government with a concentration in law and justice from Johns Hopkins University.

Upon graduation he went to work as a kitchen manager at Olive Garden while he awaited admission into the Capitol Police training program. While there, he met his future wife, who, at the time, was a waitress.

The couple plans to wed in February of 2009 and honeymoon in the Caribbean.

– By Betsy Rothstein

he does good deeds (for scammers) and is athletic…and look at that mug…he is dreamy!
ImageLeo Schmid
Age: 24
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
Political party: Democrat
Dating status: Single

With his long eyelashes and handsome smile, it’s not hard to imagine Leo Schmid as the chivalrous type. So when he tells the story about how he and a friend caught a purse-snatcher in Paris, it fits in nicely with your initial impression.

While visiting the Eiffel Tower in 2005, one of his friends discovered her purse was missing. With the help of a champagne vendor who witnessed the crime, Schmid and another friend chased down the perpetrator just as he was putting the stolen purse into a large bag filled with other purloined belongings.

“We grabbed the purse and tossed it to our friend,” he said. The thief then took off running. “When it was all said and done we went back to buy a bottle of champagne from the guy that pointed out the thief,” Schmid added. “Looking back on it, this was probably a scam they had set up on us but it doesn’t really bother me; it was probably the best champagne I ever had.”

Like many Hill dwellers, Schmid first came to Washington as an intern, but unlike other newcomers he came into the office of Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) as his campaign for majority leader was kicking off. By December, he was working for Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) as a staff assistant. He is now a legislative correspondent.

When he’s not working, he’s likely doing something athletic. Most recently he took up scuba diving in addition to his regular activities of soccer, running and biking.

– By Jackie Kucinich

matt’s ability to eat all those sweets and stay slim makes him one delectable dude. i’m happy he wears deodorant and thinks john mccain’s campaign is boring. however long walks on the beach…no wonder he seems to only be dating that tapeworm. 🙂
ImageMatt Mazonkey
Age: 24
Hometown: Lower Burrell, Pa.
Political party: Democrat
Dating status: Single

On the subject of beauty tips, Matt Mazonkey, spokesman to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), doesn’t have any. In fact, he doesn’t even own a comb, and had his head shaved last week.

“I hate hair,” he says.

But he is purposefully clean. “Do I wear deodorant? Yes,” he says, answering his own question.

Mazonkey is a big fan of milkshakes in the basement of the Longworth House Office Building. On a recent afternoon, he ordered a milkshake with three to four scoops of chocolate marshmallow ice cream. He reasons that his six-days-per-week workouts of running and lifting weights allow him to eat what he wants. It doesn’t hurt that he’s training for the Army 10-miler.

He says he has never considered himself worthy of a beauty pageant. “I’ve never considered myself beautiful,” he says, laughing.

This spokesman takes his job seriously and gets to work by 7 a.m., just 45 minutes after his boss arrives. “He’s a Marine colonel,” Mazonkey says, reasoning away the early hour, noting that he’s in bed by 10:30 p.m. each night and gets to leave work by 5 p.m.

His ethnic makeup is three-fourths Polish and one-fourth Italian. “I love movies. I love food,” he says, adding that he eats so much that “friends and co-workers joke that I have a tapeworm.” Mazonkey eats two breakfasts.

“I eat constantly, all day long,” he says. “Unfortunately, it’s cookies and [other] sweets.”

His favorite vacation?

“It may sound funny to say, [but it’s] family cruises. I’m a beach junkie, so I love the Caribbean, St. Martin.” His grandparents have a timeshare there.

Mazonkey says his biggest downfall is his impatience. “You don’t want to play a board game with me,” he says, citing extreme competitiveness at games such as Trivial Pursuit and Taboo.

And his dating life?

“My dating life is about as interesting as [Sen.] John McCain’s [R-Ariz.] presidential campaign,” he says, adding that he’s waiting for his “long walk on the beach.”

– By Betsy Rothstein

look at that face…hope he at least does a swimsuit calendar. i’ll take two rich’s (and a 100 calendars).
ImageRich Guerard
Age: 23
Hometown: Chatham, N.J.
Political party: Independent
Dating status: Single

Some Hill staffers moonlight as cocktail servers or bartenders. Rich Guerard has tried his hand at modeling.

Considering his past experience on the fashion runway, a svelte body carved from years of competitive swimming and a five- or six-day workout regimen, the 6-foot-3, 23-year-old dirty blonde likely has a shot at modeling again.

Guerard, a staffer for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), did his first catwalk as a teenager for a high school fashion show. Someone in the crowd noticed him, and he began getting booked for professional shows, modeling clothes for a jeans company and up-and-coming designers.

He did commercial modeling in college, appearing in clothing ads in print, but abandoned the hobby once his involvement in the Johns Hopkins University swim team became all-consuming.

“It was sort of one of those things I did just because it was fun,” he says in a way so unassuming that it suggests that, with a little pluck, anyone could work a runway or pose for the camera.

That same modesty allows Guerard to get away with calling his dating life “definitely successful” without coming across as too sure. He does have one rule, though.

“I don’t like dating friends of friends,” he says, cringing at the awkwardness that can ensue when two incompatible people with shared friends continue to run into each other. “That always ends up being a debacle for me.”

Guerard has a rugged side, too. As you read this, he is likely rock climbing and enjoying the Alaskan wilderness while visiting his parents, who live in Anchorage. He says he’s just “alright” at the outdoors sport and is “probably pretty rusty right now,” after having not climbed since college. But like his modeling prospects, there’s little doubt that Guerard will pick up right where he left off.

– By Kris Kitto


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  1. Leo can twirl my nuggets any day of the week.

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