Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is The Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.


At 29, she will inch out New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30. The daughter of Puerto Rican parents, Ocasio-Cortez is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In the Democratic primary election earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez defeated Joe Crowley. The win was considered a stunner as Crowley was the No. 4 Democrat in the House. Since then, she has raised her profile on a number of progressive priorities, including efforts to abolish ICE, establishing a federal jobs guarantee, and promoting Medicare-for-all.