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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez        

American Politician, Educator, Youngest Woman Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and educator who is the U.S. Representative-elect for New York's 14th congressional district, having been elected on November 6, 2018. When she takes office on January 3, 2019, she will become the youngest woman to serve in Congress in the history of the United States.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district covering parts of the Bronx and Queens in New York City, defeating the incumbent Congressman, Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, in what was described as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. That distinction was previously 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.

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