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Ayanna Pressley
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 7th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Mike Capuano
Member of the Boston City Council
At-Large
In office
January 2010 – January 2019
Preceded by Sam Yoon
Michael F. Flaherty
Succeeded by Althea Garrison
Personal details
Born
Ayanna Soyini Pressley

February 3, 1974 (1974-02-03) (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Conan Harris
Children 1
Education Boston University

Ayanna Soyini Pressley (born February 3, 1974) is an American politician. She is the member of the United States House of Representatives for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district since January 3, 2019. She defeated incumbent Mike Capuano in the primary election and running unopposed in the November 2018 general election.

She was an at-large member of the Boston City Council in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the first non-White person elected to the council.

Pressley was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, after beating incumbent Michael Capuano.

Pressley is member of the "The Squad" along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. In 2020, Pressley endorsed Elizabeth Warren for President.

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