Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has been re-elected to a second term in the US House of Representatives (2020), romping to victory by taking about 70% of the votes.
She attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, and graduated cum laude.
Born on October 13, 1989 (age 31) in New York City, U.S, Ocasio-Cortez first drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party’s primary election for New York’s 14th congressional district on June 26, 2018.
She went on to become the youngest female ever to be elected to Congress in US history at the age of 28 in the November 6, 2018 general election.
Previously a social activist working as a waitress and bartender before running for Congress in 2018, she is a fearless champion of her working class and Puerto Rican roots, and the daughter of a cleaner and a father who died in his 40s.
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the so-called “Squad” of four freshman progressive Democratic congresswomen that includes Rashida Tlaib from Detroit, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley from Boston; a new emerging faction of young, progressive politicians who are firmly pushing the established House leadership of the Democratic Party.
Cortez has inspired people all over the world to believe that all things are possible. She is a role model for both males and females, who, as with others in her generation makes a lot of waves on Social Media platforms across the world. She has also broken a lot of stereotypes against women and girls succeeding and leading in strong political circles. To have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez re-elected has definitely grown that inspiration count with many people starting to throw her name around for future presidential consideration.
Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in Congress has been the greatest honor, privilege, & responsibility of my life.
Thank you to the Bronx & Queens for re-electing me to the House despite the millions spent against us, & trusting me to represent you once more. https://t.co/MXG2Z2DV2F
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 4, 2020
According to the Associated Press, Cortez polled 68.8% of the total votes against Republican John Cummings’ 30.6%, while Michelle Caruso-Cabrera came third with 0.7%.
The US 2020 Election is a fierce nail-biting encounter pitting President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden.