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The hottest seats in Washington are next to the First Lady at the 2013 State of the Union address. So who sat next to Michelle Obama at this year’s State of the Union?

Last year, Michelle Obama sat next to Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and community college graduate Jackie Bray.

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This year, the guest list for the First Lady’s box at the State of the Union is quite long. Included are:

– Dr. Jill Biden

– Valerie Jarrett

– Apple CEO Tim Cook

– Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber

– Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, the first Latina mayor of Avondale, Arizona

– Kaitlin Roig, 1st Grade Teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary School

– Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A Pendleton Sr., parents of murdered Chicago teen Hadiya Pentleton

– Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Haitian-American woman who encountered voting trouble

– Sergeant Sheena Adams, a female Marine from Vista, California

– Sergeant Carlos Evans, a Marine severely wounded in Afghanistan

– Two lesbian couples “fighting for immigration equality and extended rights for same-sex military couples”

– Filipino immigrant and nurse Menchu DeLuna Sanchez, credited with heroism during Superstorm Sandy

– Wisconsin police officer Lt. Brian Murphy, who was wounded in the Sikh temple shooting last August

– 16-year-old Jack Andraka, winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

– New Glarus Brewing Company founder Deb Carey, representing small businesses

– Dr. Peter Hudson, CEO of iTriage, an iPhone app that helps locate doctors

– Iranian-American NASA director Bobak “Mohawk Guy” Ferdowsi, representing high-skill immigrants

– Iowa wind energy technician Lee Maxwell

– Louisville machinist Bradley Henning

– Oklahoma City teacher Susan Bumgarner

– Mississippi woman Amanda E. McMillan, representing pay discrimination victims

– College graduate Abby Schanfield, representing beneficiaries of Obamacare

– 12-year-old Haile Thomas, an advocate for healthy living for kids

– Las Vegas student and illegal immigrant Alan Aleman, representing participants of the “deferred action” program

– Lisa Richards, a single mother who used the president’s #My2K Twitter hashtag

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Who Sat Next To Michelle Obama At State Of The Union?  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com