Every year, City & State honors 40 people in New York City politics and government who are under the age of 40. But which of these Rising Stars have risen the highest since they landed on our past lists? Here are some of the standouts who have gone on to bigger and better things.

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Melissa Mark ViveritoMelissa Mark-Viverito

Class: 2006
Then: New York City Councilwoman
Now: New York City Council Speaker

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Hakeen JeffriesHakeem Jeffries

Class: 2007
Then: Assemblyman
Now: Congressman 








Emma WolfeEmma Wolfe

Class: 2008
Then: Election Campaigns Director, Working Families Party
Now: New York City Director of Intergovernmental Affairs 

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Jumaane WilliamsJumaane Williams

Class: 2009
Then: Democratic New York City Council Nominee
Now: New York City Councilman 

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Maggie HabermanMaggie Haberman

Class: 2010
Then: Reporter, Politico
Now: White House Correspondent, The New York Times







Francisco MoyaFrancisco Moya

Class: 2010
Then: Democratic Assembly Nominee
Now: Assemblyman, Democratic New York City Council Nominee







Corey JohnsonCorey Johnson

Class: 2011
Then: Chairman, Manhattan Community Board 4
Now: New York City Councilman

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Donovan RichardsDonovan Richards

Class: 2012
Then: Chief of Staff, New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr.
Now: New York City Councilman

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