Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Date of Birth October 13, 1989
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 31 years old
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials as AOC, is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on June 26, 2018. She defeated Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She defeated Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the November 6, 2018 general election. Taking office at age 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. She has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress.

Born: October 13, 1989, New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Domestic partner: Riley Roberts (2014-present)
Education: Boston University (BA)
Occupation: Politician, activist, legislative assistant, columnist
Preceded by: Joe Crowley
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About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

American politician and activist who became the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district in 2019. She is a member of the Democratic party.

Before Fame

She earned degrees in Economics and International Relations at Boston University.

Achievement

Upon her induction into the House of Representatives, she became the youngest woman to ever serve in the U.S. Congress at the age of 29.

Family Life

She was born in the Bronx to two working-class parents, Blanca Ocasio-Cortez and Sergio Ocasio.

Associations

She served as an intern at the U.S. Immigration Office under former Senator Ted Kennedy.

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