Profession: US Congresswoman and Activist
Why Famous: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also commonly known by her initials AOC, was the youngest woman at 29 ever be elected to the US House of Representatives.
She initially caused a sensation in the Democratic primaries by ousting 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley for New York's 14th District, before going on to defeat her Republican opponent in the 2018 house elections.
Ocasio-Corte runs on a progressive social democrat platform of a Green New Deal, campaign finance reforms, Medicare for all and abolishing the ICE.
Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and time in office has been characterized by her high social media profile and by elements of the right focusing on her as a political target.
- 2018-06-27 Democrat Representative Joseph Crowley is defeated in New York Primary election by liberal challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- 2018-11-06 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years
- 2019-10-19 US Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president