Age: 54
Occupation: Lieutenant governor of Illinois

An avowed advocate of restorative justice and a driving force behind Governor Pritzker’s pardon of some 11,000 low-level drug offenders, Illinois’s first black lieutenant governor knows the power of making an appearance. To highlight the social equity emphasis of the state’s new cannabis law, she showed up, news cameras in tow, at the Sunnyside dispensary in Lake View promptly on January 1. (Her purchase? Mindy’s Edibles Glazed Clementine Orange Gummies.)