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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bio, Biography, Age, Mother, Early Life, Education and New York’s 14th Congressional District Win

Latina progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be youngest member of New York's 14th congressional district

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Bio

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born on 13 October 1989, she is currently 28 years old as of 2018. Alexandria is an American activist, community organizer and politician. Ocasio-Cortez challenged and defeated 19-year incumbent congressman and Chair of the House Democratic Party Joseph Crowley, winning the Democratic Party primary race for U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district in what is viewed as one of the greatest primary upsets of the 2018 midterm election.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Personal details
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DOB | Age She was born on 13 October 1989 (28 years old, 2018) in New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party (United States)
Education Boston University (BA)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mother Her mother is Puerto Rican
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Popular for Challenging and defeating 19-year incumbent congressman and Chair of the House Democratic Party Joseph Crowley, winning the Democratic Party primary race for U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Biography

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born on 13 October 1989, she is currently 28 years old as of 2018. Alexandria is an American activist, community organizer, and politician. Ocasio-Cortez challenged and defeated 19-year incumbent congressman and Chair of the House Democratic Party Joseph Crowley, winning the Democratic Party primary race for U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district in what is viewed as one of the greatest primary upsets of the 2018 midterm election.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Early Life and Education

Ocasio-Cortez was born in The Bronx, New York and moved to Yorktown, New York, at a youthful age. As a secondary school understudy, she won second prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, with a microbiology research project. As a result, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory named a small asteroid after her, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.

While an understudy at Boston University, she interned in the Immigration office of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

Her father died in 2008 during the financial crisis of 2007– 2008. As per The Intercept, following her dad’s death, her family became “locked in a years-long probate battle with the Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, which processes the estates of people who died without a will.”

After she graduated from Boston University in 2011, she moved back to the Bronx and supported her mom by bartending and waitressing. She likewise landed a position as an instructor in the charitable National Hispanic Institute.

She filled in as a coordinator for Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential campaign.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2018 U.S. House campaign

Ocasio-Cortez campaigned on a platform of Medicare for everyone, a federal jobs guarantee, tuition-free public college, and the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, she was embraced by MoveOn, Justice Democrats, Brand New Congress, Black Lives Matter, and Democracy for America.

Ocasio-Cortez was the first Democrat to challenge Crowley to a primary race since 2004. Though she was limited regarding financial muscle, she was not discouraged from running, saying:

You can’t generally beat huge cash with more cash. You need to beat them with a different game.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign team spent just $300,000 in contrast with the $3 million spent by her adversary who in spite of the benefit of cash, was unsuccessful.

Time called her June 2018 essential triumph “the greatest surprise of the 2018 elections so far.” Crowley’s loss was depicted in The New York Times as ” shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country.” In the United Kingdom, The Guardian called her triumph “one of the biggest upsets in recent American political history”.

At age 29, she is one of the youngest candidates for Congress; if elected, she will end up being the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. That milestone is currently held by New York Republican Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014. Ocasio-Cortez will be 29 at the start of the 116th Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins New York Congressional District

Heavy rains on Election day, Tuesday 6th November 2018 didn’t stop voters from turning up at the polls and assuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of her congressional victory. At 29, she will become the U.S.House’s youngest member of Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez won against her Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in New York’s 14th congressional district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx and it’s considered a safe Democratic district.

President Donald Trump Message on Twitter and other Selected Messages

Upon the defeat of Joseph Crowley by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, President Donald Trump apparently delighted tweeted as follows;

Joseph Crowley had this to say upon his defeat by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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