Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989), also known by the initialism AOC, is an American politician, activist, and community organizer. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district since January 3, 2019.

On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic Party's primary election 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 the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Before running for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez was a community organizer working in the Bronx and serving as an educational director for the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute. At the age of 29, she is the youngest woman to serve in Congress in the history of the United States.
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