Most Dedicated Campaigner (Editors’ Pick)
Phil Andrews walked an estimated 2,000 miles over 17 months, wearing out three pairs of shoes and knocking on the doors of 20,000 homes. Although foot power ultimately couldn’t propel Andrews’ thinly funded campaign for county executive over the top in the June Democratic primary, it did help to create a buzz—to say nothing of taking 15 pounds off Andrews’ already lanky frame. Andrews’ reputation as an energetic campaigner goes back to his first successful run for Montgomery County Council in 1998, when he knocked on 14,000 doors in ousting an incumbent. And his days as a political iron man may not be over: He hasn’t ruled out another run for county executive in 2018.