Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the young politician who managed the unthinkable wining over veteran politician, Joe Crowley in New York’s congressional primary election.
On Tuesday night in what has become a shocking upset within the Democratic Party, the lovely politician won 57.5% of the vote.
Believe it or not, Miss Ocasio-Cortez was until recently a bartender and later this year will try her luck for a seat in the US House of Representatives.
The 28-year-old brunette is of Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side while her father is a native of the Bronx –where she has lived her whole life. During her campaign ads, Ocasio-Cortez has addressed her upbringing saying “I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family” –blending this into her political pitch ‘Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office” –hence, winning people’s hearts.
During interviews, she’s talked about learning about income inequality from a young age and wanting to do something about it. She went to Boston University, where she graduated with a degree in economics and international relations.
While attending Boston University, she wasted no time and worked for Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts on immigration issues, and was also an organizer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
Following her college graduation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to take a jobs in bartending and waitressing in order to help out her family. Her mother has held a number of jobs including housecleaning and bus driving.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, managed to win her first run for office with a low-budget campaign, raising about $200,000 mainly through small contributions. Like a true millennial, her campaign video, was homemade, she wrote the script herself, and had her family and volunteers help out.
Cortez who is safe to say is more than focus on her career at the moment, appears to have no time for a personal life these days and is believed to be currently single. And if she’s dating anybody, it remains a mystery.
Find her on Instagram here.