Ayanna Pressley To Become First Black Woman To Represent Massachusetts In Congress

A 10-term Democratic congressman Michael Capuano has conceded defeat to a Boston city councilor who is now poised to become Massachusetts’ first African American woman in a race with parallels to a New York upset that rattled the party in June.

On Tuesday, Mr. Capuano told the supporters as he conceded defeat:

I’m sorry that this didn’t work out.”

With no Republicans on the ticket in Tuesday’s nominating primary, Ms. Pressley is all but certain to succeed Mr. Capuano in Washington in November’s congressional elections.

Ms. Pressley argued she would bring new energy and awareness of the needs in the state’s only congressional district where most of the residents are not white.

The race echoed the June primary in a safely Democratic New York City congressional district where first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a 10-term incumbent, sparking fresh enthusiasm for progressive candidates across the United States.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez took to her twitter and congratulated Ms. Pressley.

With the Boston Globe newspaper backing Ms. Pressley and the Congressional Black Caucus supporting Mr. Capuano, both candidates had collected high-profile endorsements.

Polls and political observers predict the state’s nine House seats will remain in Democratic hands, along with the seat held by US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading progressive voice often cited as a possible 2020 White House contender. Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican who regularly shows up in polls as one of the United States’ most popular governors, expected to be re-elected.

The Democrats need to select 23 seats in the House of Representatives and two in the Senate nationwide in the November 6 general election to receive a majority that could allow them to counter Republican President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Quick Wiki Facts

Real NameAyanna Pressley
Birthday3rd February 1974
HomelandChicago, Illinois, United States
ParentsFather: Martin Pressley

Mother: Sandra Pressley

HusbandConnan Harris
Net worthEst. at review

Who is Ayanna Pressley?

Ayanna Pressley is an American politician serving as an at-large member of the Boston City Council in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first black woman elected to the council in its 108 years of history. She is the 2018 Democratic nominee for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district and has defeated Michael Capuano.

Ayanna Pressley has also worked for the United States Representative, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II as a District representative. Then, she served as a consultant for social security for the senior citizen. Furthermore, she is the 20th most Influential People of Boston according to the Boston Magazine.

Ayanna Pressley Wiki – Bio: Age, Parents, Family, Siblings

Ayanna Pressley was born in the city of Chicago, Illinois, the United States in 1974. She celebrates her birthday on 3rd February which makes her age 44. She belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

Ayanna was born in the family of Pressley to mother Sandra and father, Martin Pressley. Her mother had multiple jobs to support their family and also worked as a community organizer for the Chicago Urban League. Her father struggled with addiction throughout Pressley’s childhood but eventually became a college professor.

Later, her parents’ marriage took turned toward divorce, and she started living with her mother in Brooklyn. She went at the College of General Studies at Boston University but left her study to work full-time and support her mother. She worked at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Further, Pressley continued her studies at Boston University Metropolitan College.

Ayanna Pressley Married Life: Husband and Children

Ayanna Pressley is a married woman. She shared wedding vows with her best friend turned husband, Conan Harris in 2014. The duo shared their wedding picture on the social media on 25th May 2016 with the caption:

Two yrs ago, I married my best friend, my partner in work and life. I love you w/my whole heart #TeamhHarris #bospoli

Though the pair shares blissful married life, Ayanna Pressley husband, Harris has a daughter from his previous relationship. With her step-daughter, Pressley and her husband live happily in Dorchester.