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Congresswoman
Ayanna Pressley, Candidate [D, MA-7]
for
District 7, Massachusetts

About

Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and survivor. Her election to the Boston City Council in 2009 marked the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history. She is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District.

 

Ayanna Pressley worked as a Senior Aide for Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and later Senator John Kerry. n 2016, Ayanna was named one of The New York Times 14 Young Democrats to Watch. In 2015, she earned the EMILY’s List Rising Star Award and was named one of Boston Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People. In 2014, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce named her as one of their Ten Outstanding Young Leaders, and the Victim Rights Law Center presented her with their Leadership Award. She is also an Aspen-Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership, Class of 2012.

Bio-Information

Location Massachusetts
Party Democrat