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Overview (3)

Born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Nicknames AOC
Sandy
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former waitress/bartender, came to national attention in 2018 when she won her first run for political office, defeating ten-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (I) in the primary election for the Democratic Party nomination for New York's 14th Congressional District and then won the seat in the general election. She previously worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Election. She was born and raised in the Bronx.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: bobcobb301 (corrections by A. Nonymous)

Trivia (8)

Won the Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district in June 2018, defeating the long-serving incumbent in what the media called a "titanic upset". She was elected in November, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 29.
Used to work as a bartender and waitress in Manhattan.
A member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Of Puerto Rican descent.
Once worked as an intern for Ted Kennedy.
Her father died of lung cancer in 2008.
In 2019 Time magazine referred to her as the "second most talked-about politician in America" (behind President Donald Trump). According to Gallop, Ocasio-Cortez easily had the highest name recognition of any freshman congressperson in recent history, with over 71% awareness.
Has an asteroid named for her, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez (2000 WU111), due to winning second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Personal Quotes (3)

There's always this talk about division within the Democratic Party, ideological differences. But I actually think they're generational differences. Because the America we grew up in is nothing like the America our parents or our grandparents grew up in.
I think that there's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually and semantically correct than about being morally right.
I don't think that we can compromise on transitioning to 100% renewable energy. We cannot compromise on saving our planet. We can't compromise on saving kids. We have to do these things. If we want to do them in different ways, that's fine. But we can't not do them.

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