If Kenneth Mejia is successfully elected next week as Congressmen for California’s 34th District he will be the first ever member of the House of Representatives from the Green Party.

He would also join a small club of modern Congressional bow tie wearers that includes Paul Simon, Mo Cowan, and current member Donald Payne, Jr.

Mejia stands out for many more reasons than just his choices of neck-wear, however. He is only 27, has been working full-time as an accountant during his campaign, and is in a two-way race against Democratic incumbent Jimmy Gomez. He is also full of energy, determination, and charisma.

It is not Mejia’s first run for office, either. He stood as a Democratic primary write-in candidate for California 34 in 2016, receiving over a thousand votes. A firm supporter of Bernie Sanders, he left the Democrats to join the Greens along with countless other Sanders supporters who felt let down by the Democratic Party establishment.

Like all Green Party candidates, Mejia is running a grassroots campaign that relies on volunteer support instead of corporate donations. If elected he hopes to help the hardworking families of District 34 who are working 50-60 hours a week to make ends meet, protect undocumented workers from fear of deportation, and (of course) protect the environment.

As this is a fashion column, we also want to say that Kenneth Mejia serves up fiercely fashionable looks without even apparently trying too hard. He is an inspiration to all men who want to step out of their comfort zone and learn a few fresh styling tricks. And he manages it all while staying on-brand color-wise, sporting lots of green detail.

Here are some of our favorites.

Classic polo with a twist

 

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Men too often often assume to look elegetn they must wear a classy button-up. Watch and learn gentlemen! Kenneth Mejia is here to show you that the old-fashioned polo short-sleeved shirt is trending once again. If you are one of those fashionistas who are not afraid of daring colors (or are a member of the Green Party), this shade is a perfect, bold choice.

Go For plaids

 

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Plaid looks good on everyone, even politicians. Here Mejia has opted for a very chic, but classic shirt-black-pants combo, and completely owned the look. It is a cool ensemble that fits his entire appearance.

Trendy grandpa vibes

 

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There are so many ways to look professional and fashionable at the same time. Many gents will avoid wearing a combo such as this one because they think it’s old-fashioned, but Mejia has given it an upgrade with a bold green tie. He opted for a very elegant white shirt, that every single man must have in his closet. To make things more interesting, he has added a basic grey V-neck sweater on top. It is the choice of tie that makes this outfit work, however. The contrasting shade gives the whole look a vibrant final touch.

Suit and tie

 

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Kenneth Mejia also knows his way around a suit. Again, he brings the outfit together with his favorite on-brand color. This outfit was chosen for addressing an 8th Grade Graduation at the Robert F Kennedy Ambassador School of Global Leadership last year. We have no doubts RFK himself would have approved of this fashion choice!

Kenneth Mejia has roots

 

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Mejia is a first generation Filipino-American, and proud of his roots. Here he is wearing a traditional formal embroidered shirt, called a Barong Tagalog, at a campaign event speaking to fellow his fellow Filipinos (or Kababayan). It is rare occasion for Mejia to be campaigning while wearing green, but he makes a fabulous impression in any color.

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Check out more fashion profiles of the world’s most stylish politicians on the News Growl fashion archive page.

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