The first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York ranked third on a list of the “20 Hottest Female Democrat Politicians” on lifestyle website rantlifestyle.com.
Simotas was in good company, beating out some well-known women, including Hillary Clinton (No. 17), U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (No. 9) and First Lady Michelle Obama (No. 8).
The two women above Simotas on the list were U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona (No. 2) and Michigan politician Carey Torrice (No. 1).
While we do not in any way condone the inherent sexism of such a list (where is the list of sexiest male politicians?), our outrage is somewhat tempered by seeing one of our own elected officials near the top of the list.