Ayanna Pressley

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Ayanna Pressley
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 117th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byMike Capuano
Member of the Boston City Council
In office
January 2010 – January 2019
Preceded bySam Yoon
Michael F. Flaherty
Succeeded byAlthea Garrison[1]
Personal details
Ayanna Soyini Pressley[2]

(1974-02-03) February 3, 1974 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Conan Harris
EducationBoston University
WebsiteCampaign website

Ayanna Soyini Pressley (born February 3, 1974) is an American politician. She is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district since January 3, 2019. She defeated incumbent Mike Capuano in the primary election and running unopposed in the November 2018 general election.

She was an at-large member of the Boston City Council in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the first non-White person elected to the council.[3]

Pressley was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, after beating incumbent Michael Capuano.[4][5]

Pressley is member of "The Squad" along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. In 2020, Pressley endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Finally, Althea Garrison will be a city councilor". 2018-09-09.
  2. Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Here's what Ayanna Pressley's first week in Washington looked like Boston.com
  3. "City Council: Ayanna Pressley, At-Large". City of Boston. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  4. Miller, Joshua (January 30, 2018). "Ayanna Pressley to challenge Michael Capuano in primary for Congress". The Boston Globe.
  5. "Capuano concedes to Pressley in congressional race - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved September 5, 2018.

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