Chambliss staffer among D.C.’s ‘most beautiful’

Her boss didn’t make the list, but Bronwyn Lance Chester, a media strategist for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is one of the 50 most beautiful people on Capitol Hill.

The Hill newspaper, which covers all things political in Washington, annually reports its take on the most fetching Beltway insiders. While 50 are listed, only the top 10 are actually ranked. Lance Chester, whom the newspaper describes as a “statuesque brunette with flowing hair” and a “Southern lullaby voice,” falls somewhere between 11 and 50.

Lance Chester, who is 40 and married, describes herself as just a “mountain gal” who is descended from a “long line of bootleggers and moonshiners.”

A former journalist, Lance Chester worked for U.S. Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) before joining Chambliss’ staff.

This isn’t the first time Lance Chester grabbed The Hill’s fancy. Back in March 2008, when she joined Warner’s staff, the newspaper reporter that her mere appearance set hearts aflutter.

Sen. John Warner’s (R-Va.) new 6-foot-tall communications director, Bronwyn Lance Chester, is attracting lots of attention on Capitol Hill these days.

“When she enters an Armed Services hearing, pens clatter to the floor and generals lose their place in their testimony. Rumor has it she used to be a swimsuit model,” The Hill quoted an unnamed admirer as saying.

The paper says Lance Chester is a former swimsuit model who also worked for NATO as the Euro Atlantic Disaster Response coordinator during the Kosovo crisis. Yet, she was also an extra in the movie “Dirty Dancing.”

Oh, and in case you were wondering, and we’re sure you were, number 1 on the list is Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).

22 comments Add your comment

joe biden

July 31st, 2009
3:40 pm

Absolutey wonderful story. Our economy is in shambles, congress is about to destroy the best health care system in the world, unemployment is at 10%, etc. and we have this coming out of the sewage pit….DC


July 31st, 2009
3:43 pm



July 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

If you look for her on Google Images, she’s not that attractive. Must be slim pickings on Capital Hill.


July 31st, 2009
4:05 pm

I’m just trying to figure out exactly how this qualifies as “news”, except to her mom and dad.

True Blue

July 31st, 2009
4:21 pm

I hope this makes tonight’s headlining stories on the nightly news. I was eagerly anticipating the results of this study.

True Blue

July 31st, 2009
4:23 pm

Breaking News: Lance Chester wins The Hill’s Worst Female Name of all time on Capitol Hill. More details to come.

True Blue

July 31st, 2009
4:35 pm

AP: July 31, 2009: Washington DC:
Lance Chester, one of the 50 most beautiful people on the Hill, has placed dead last in the Hill’s annual Worst Female Name of all Time. “I really thought I wouldn’t even place in this competition,” an obviously distraught Chester replied. She continued, “I think next year I have a great chance of not holding this dubious honor; I’m looking into going by Bronwyn next year.” Last years previous winner, Trixie May Lewis, was overcome with joy. “Who the hell is Bronwyn Lance Chester? Who ever she is I sure am glad she works here too,” a jubilant Lewis responded.


July 31st, 2009
4:45 pm

Ms. Chester being voted one of the 50 most beautiful people on the hill is damning her to faint praise.

My Two Cents

July 31st, 2009
4:54 pm

Just another distraction of what is really going on around us. That is all the old coots in Washington need is another good looking woman to distract them from doing the people’s business.

Southern Bella

July 31st, 2009
4:54 pm

Perhaps her picture isn’t a great one, but I’m not seeing a raging beauty… Maybe those pens clattering to the floor are simply due to senile Congressmen…

kevin Angle

July 31st, 2009
5:00 pm

Hope they’re smart—woof!


July 31st, 2009
5:05 pm

I’m on the same page as Southern Bella…I didn’t see anything special about her. Pens clattering? pleeeeeease!

Beautiful is the head of Girls Inc that was featured in the private homequarters section…I thought she looked striking.


July 31st, 2009
5:12 pm

A 40-year-old woman is called a “beauty” on Capitol Hill?! That within itself is newsworthy. It’ll make all the TV morning shows when a 60-year-old is recognized for his/her good looks in this publication.


July 31st, 2009
7:31 pm

SIMPLY RIDICULOUS. Just goes to show you what is on our representatives’ minds. surely not unemployment, economy or health care reform


July 31st, 2009
8:17 pm

This story is worthless without pictures.

Aaron Gould Sheinin

July 31st, 2009
8:40 pm

James et al — those who are looking for pics … I couldn’t find one I was authorized to use. If you follow the link, it’s on The Hill’s site. As for those complaining of the “newsworthiness” of the post, lighten up. It’s a blog post late on a Friday afternoon. It’s a decent diversion from a busy day. Oh, for some others — how about a little class?


July 31st, 2009
8:48 pm


Just Me!

August 1st, 2009
8:38 am

One question…are we paying someone to go out and decide who is most beautiful on Capitol Hill?

Nick's Dad

August 1st, 2009
8:46 am

A close inspection of the photos on this list confirms one thing: People in Washington are truly blind. Glad I’m not single in the nation’s capital. If this list is any indication, the pickins are slim. And another thing: 23 democraps, 13 republicants and four indies. I have no idea what that means.


August 1st, 2009
11:47 am

Must be an “in person” thing because her picture doesn’t live up to the hype.


August 12th, 2009
2:11 pm

Maybe it’s just that she stands next to the ugliest people in Washington. That would make anyone look better.


September 4th, 2009
12:09 pm

She is hilarious, brilliant, worldly & chic. You’re all just jealous!