Lexington, KY — The Council of State Governments is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. Each year, CSG recognizes the dedication of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed leaders from across the United States. These leaders exemplify strong leadership and a passion for public service.
“While the outstanding state officials recognized by CSG this year come from diverse backgrounds, different political parties, every branch of state government and every region of our country, they share the same commitment to serve others,” said David Adkins, CSG executive director/CEO. “They are hard-working, visionary leaders whose passion for public service is producing results for their states. I marvel at all they have achieved, and I look forward to watching their impact grow even greater in the years ahead.”
Congratulations to the 2023 20 Under 40 Award recipients:
- Rep. Tory Blew, Kansas
- Sen. Darrin Camilleri, Assistant Majority Leader, Michigan
- Rep. Blake Carpenter, Speaker Pro Tempore, Kansas
- Jay Chaudhary, Director, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Indiana
- Rep. Houston Gaines, Georgia
- Secretary Dan Hereth, Department of Safety and Professional Services, Wisconsin
- Sen. Rod Hickman, Mississippi
- Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Vermont
- Rep. Jason Hughes, Louisiana
- Rep. Zachary Ista, Minority Leader, North Dakota
- Rep. Dontavius Jarrells, Assistant Minority Leader, Ohio
- Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, Missouri
- Rep. Jessica Miranda, Democratic Whip, Ohio
- Rep. Corey Paris, Connecticut
- Rep. Ranjeev Puri, Majority Whip, Michigan
- Rep. Ambureen Rana, Maine
- Delegate Briana Sewell, Virginia
- Sen. Amanda Shelton, Majority Leader and Legislative Secretary, Guam
- Sen. Löki Gale Tobin, Alaska
- Sen. Daniel Zolnikov, Montana
Check out 2023’s fourth issue of Capitol Ideas magazine to learn more about this year’s award recipients: https://csgovts.info/ci_issue_4_2023_20_under_40.
CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award recipients are selected from a competitive pool of applicants based on their bipartisan work, leadership and work within a specific policy area.
“We are honored to highlight the important work of this year’s 20 Under 40 class members supporting the citizens of their states,” said Lorna Patches, CSG deputy director of membership engagement and leadership development. “Their efforts serve as inspiration for leaders across the nation.”
CSG will honor award recipients at the 2023 CSG National Conference this December in Raleigh, North Carolina.
To learn more about the CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award, visit web.csg.org/20-40. Applications will reopen in Spring 2024. Discover more resources from The Council of State Governments, the nation’s only nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state government, at csg.org.
About The Council of State Governments Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. Learn more at csg.org.