Luis Gutiérrez


Luis Gutiérrez

Age: 60

Occupation: U.S. representative

This son of Puerto Rican immigrants has emerged as a charismatic speaker on immigration reform, drawing large crowds at rallies nationwide and acting as a fearless gadfly to the president on the issue. As Gutiérrez recounts in his 2013 memoir, Obama recently pulled him aside to say, “Why don’t you get off my back?”

Photo: Adam Wolffbrandt/Chicago Tribune