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Ayanna PressleyDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MA-7
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Ayanna Soyini Pressley (born February 3, 1974) is an American politician who has served as the U.S. representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district since 2019. This district includes the northern three quarters of Boston, most of Cambridge, parts of Milton, as well as all of Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, and Somerville. Before serving in the United States House of Representatives, Pressley served as an at-large member of the Boston City Council from 2010 through 2019. She was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2018 after she defeated the ten-term incumbent Mike Capuano in the Democratic primary election for Massachusetts' 7th congressional district and ran unopposed in the general election. Pressley was the first black woman elected to the Boston City Council and the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Pressley is a member of "The Squad", a group of progressive Congress members.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Boston University
Attended College of General Studies
1992 - 1994
Boston University Metropolitan College
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States House of Representatives, Massachusetts
2019 - Current
City of Boston, Massachusetts
2010 - 2019
Massachusettes Constituency Director
John Kerry for President
2002 - 2004
Former Political Director
Office of United States Senator, John Kerry
Former Senior Aide
Congressmember Joseph P. Kennedy II
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Truman National Security Project
Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities, Boston City Council
Former Member
House Committee on Oversight and Reform