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Ayanna Pressley

Democrat for MA-US House, 7

First elected in 2018

Date of Birth: 2/3/1974

Top issues: Education, Environment, Childcare, Gun Violence, Infrastructure, Economy, Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, Healthcare

Committees: Committee on Financial Services— Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions; Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion; House Committee on Oversight and Reform— Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy.

Profession: City Council Representative

Professional Background: Senior Aide, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II; Political Director, Senator John Kerry

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Ayanna’s 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. Her legislative achievements resulted in her being the top vote-getter in three consecutive elections, making her the first woman in 30 years to achieve this distinction and the first person of color to top the ticket.