Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
July 30, 2020
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced the winners of the eleventh annual Member Online All-Star Competition. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) won both the 2020 Overall MVP award and the 2020 Freshman MVP award. Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) won the Election Blackout MVP award. The top 50 Members, top three Committees, and top two Caucuses have also been named 2020 Online All-Stars. The full list can be found below, and the final scoreboard can be viewed at https://majorityleader.gov/allstar.
 
“I’m pleased to announce this year’s Online All-Stars, who led House Democrats in acquiring over 700,000 new followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube during the three-week competition,” Leader Hoyer said. “House Democrats are working hard to deliver relief to the American people during this coronavirus crisis, and it's as important as ever to utilize social networks to communicate how we are working on their behalf, share important resources to help them through this pandemic, and hear from constituents. I congratulate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is a social media star and now both our overall MVP and our Freshman MVP. I also want to congratulate Rep. Ilhan Omar, who followed up her overall MVP last year with winning this year's Election Blackout MVP award, and Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Eric Swalwell, Ayanna Pressley, Katie Porter, and Karen Bass for performing incredibly well in the 2020 contest. I thank all of the Members and their staffs for their hard work and innovative efforts over the past three weeks to reach and engage with more Americans online.”
 
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gained a 111,543 new followers over the three-week contest in part by delivering a powerful and dignified response to the verbal assault she received from Rep. Ted Yohopromoting the censushonoring individual frontline health care workershosting virtual townhallsincluding one focused on racial justicepolling her constituents on what help they need; and honoring John Lewis through fighting for voting rights
 
Rep. Ilhan Omar gained 62,593 new followers, the most of any member in a pre-election communications blackout, in part by hosting live forums on the housing and eviction crisis; fighting for Democratic priorities in the new coronavirus response billdefending Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on the House Floorfighting to repeal the Muslim ban; and promoting the use of masks
 
Committee Democrats and Caucuses also participated in the competition. The Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Judiciary Committee Democrats, Ways & Means Committee Democrats, and Oversight & Government Reform Committee Democrats were named 2020 All-Stars. 
 
Over the coming week, the creative category finalists and winners will be announced for Best Video, Best Graphic, Best Online Ad, Best Franked Email, Best E-Newsletter, and Best Constituent Services Post. 

Below is a list of this year’s 2020 Member All-Stars. The final scoreboard can also be viewed at https://majorityleader.gov/allstar. NOTE: Members of Leadership, while included on the live scoreboard, were not counted in determining All-Stars and are not included in the list below. Also, former winners of the MVP trophies, while eligible to be named All-Stars, are ineligible to win the same trophy more than once. 
 
2020 Member All-Stars: 
  1. **JOHN LEWIS (GA05)
  2. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (NY14)
  3. **ILHAN OMAR (MN05)
  4. **ADAM SCHIFF (CA28)
  5. **MAXINE WATERS (CA43)
  6. PRAMILA JAYAPAL (WA07)
  7. ERIC SWALWELL (CA15)
  8. AYANNA PRESSLEY (MA07)
  9. KATIE PORTER (CA45)
  10. KAREN BASS (CA37)
  11. VAL DEMINGS (FL10)
  12. RASHIDA TLAIB (MI13)
  13. **BARBARA LEE (CA13)
  14. JERROLD NADLER (NY10)
  15. RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI (IL08)
  16. TERRI SEWELL (AL07)
  17. *JOAQUIN CASTRO (TX20)PRESSLEY (MA07)
  18. JOE NEGUSE (CO02)
  1. JOSH HARDER (CA10)
  2. JAMIE RASKIN (MD08)
  3. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (DC00)
  4. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER (VA07)
  5. SYLVIA GARCIA (TX29)
  6. RAUL RUIZ (CA36)
  7. MARY GAY SCANLON (PA05)
  8. DEAN PHILLIPS (MN03)
  9. JOYCE BEATTY (OH03)
  10. ELISSA SLOTKIN (MI08)
  11. LAUREN UNDERWOOD (IL14)
  12. GIL CISNEROS (CA39)
  13. EARL BLUMENAUER (OR03)
  14. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD (CA40)
  15. COLIN ALLRED (TX32)
  16. KENDRA HORN (OK05)
  1. *ANTHONY BROWN (MD04)
  2. JUDY CHU (CA27)
  3. SHEILA JACKSON-LEE (TX18)
  4. DEBBIE MUCARSEL-POWELL (FL26)
  5. CEDRIC RICHMOND (LA02)
  6. JULIA BROWNLEY (CA26)
  7. ANDY LEVIN (MI09)
  8. PETE AGUILAR (CA31)
  9. JAHANA HAYES (CT05)
  10. MARK POCAN (WI02)
  11. HANK JOHNSON (GA04)
  12. STEVE COHEN (TN09)
  13. CHARLIE CRIST (FL13)
  14. MADELEINE DEAN (PA04)
  15. JOE CUNNINGHAM (SC01)
  16. JACKIE SPEIER (CA14)
 
2020 Committee All-Stars:  
  1. JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
  2. WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
  3. FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

2020 Caucus All-Stars: 
  1. CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS 
  2. PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS
   

**Previous Overall MVP
*Previous Freshman or Election Blackout MVP 

Below is a list of previous winners of the annual contests.
 
Year  Total new 
followers 
MVP(s) 
2020 703,905 Overall MVP and Freshman MVP Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Election Blackout MVP Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) 
2019  1,702,301  Overall MVP and Freshman MVP Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05) 
2018  251,487  MVP Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Freshman MVP Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Election Blackout MVP Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04) 
2017  645,000  MVP Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Freshman MVP Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04) 
2016  248,000  MVP Barbara Lee (CA-13), Freshman MVP Ted Lieu (CA-33), and Election Blackout MVP Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) 
2015  231,000  MVP Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05) and Freshman MVP Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) 
2014  213,000  MVP Rep. John Lewis (GA-05), Freshman MVP Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Election Blackout MVP Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-05) 
2013  163,000  MVP Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) and Freshman MVP Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) 
2012  139,000  MVP Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) 
2011  57,000  MVP Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35) 
2010  43,000  Co-MVP Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (PR) and Co-MVP Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02)