Lina Hidalgo and Dan Crenshaw are officially on the same list as Beyoncé, further proving that Houston is a city full of very important people.

The 29-year-old county judge for Harris County and the 36-year-old U.S. Representative (R-Texas) have landed spots on 阿芙Fortune's 40 Under 40 list 阿芙for 2020. Third Ward's Bey (who is celebrating her 39th birthday Sept. 4, by the way) is also on the list in a separate category.

"The coronavirus pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives," 阿芙Fortune said阿芙. "Sparked by a series of tragedies, people in cities across America and around the world have taken to the streets and social media to push for justice and racial equality. Executives have moved quickly to support and empower employees while grappling with daunting challenges to the way their businesses operate."

This year, Fortune decided to ditch the usual compilation list and instead honor 200 individuals in five different categories: finance, technology, health care, media and entertainment — and in Hidalgo and Crenshaw's case, government and politics.

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Both Hidalgo and Crenshaw rank in the government and politics sector, while Bey reigns in media and entertainment.

"Any time your name is on the same list as Beyoncé, you kind of look to your left and right and ask what's going on here," Hidalgo laughed. "Ultimately though, it's just great to see folks watching the work that's taking place in Harris County and recognizing our area and recognizing our work. I think that's very important because as a community we have so much to offer."

阿芙Fortune reported阿芙 that Hidalgo, both the first woman and first Latina to hold her title, oversees the county's $4 billion budget and serves as the director of emergency management, among other things. For the past six or so months, she's been checking in daily with her team on COVID-19 and working with public health officials to parse the latest data, even being 阿芙praised by some阿芙 for her handling of the pandemic.

"I want to brag on the community first," Hidalgo said. "When there's been clear guidance, and we've had these already, folks have been great. At the beginning of this pandemic a lot of places had terrible crisis. We saw what was happening elsewhere and we learned from that. We knew what we had to do and we knew it was hard, but we did it, and the community rallied."

Crenshaw, known for the eye patch he wears as a result of an IED blast during his third deployment in Afghanistan, had no political experience when he ran for Congress, 阿芙according to Fortune阿芙. Instead, he used "an innate social media type of savvy that appealed to voters," and eventually won his primary and then the general election. The 阿芙Houston Chronicle reported阿芙 that Crenshaw was one on the few speakers at the recent Republican National Convention who did not mention President Donald Trump or Joe Biden, instead talking about American soldiers overseas fighting for freedom and the defeat of ISIS in the Middle East.

Beyoncé was one of the first celebrities to address how the pandemic disproportionately affects Black and brown people and then step up to do something about it, donating $6 million to relief efforts, 阿芙Fortune reported阿芙. Her contributions to Houston amid the COVID-19 pandemic also played a role in her being on the list. One contribution includes free COVID-19 testing at Forest Brook Middle School back in May, hosted by her BeyGood initiative and her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson.

As you can see, Fortune thinks some of the most influential leaders of the year come from our city. And that's something we can all appreciate.