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Ayanna Pressley's Biography


On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MA) - District 7

Contact Information


Post Office Box 240912
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

1700 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02122

1108 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Ayanna Soyini Pressley




Husband: Conan Harris; 1 Stepchild: Cora

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Cincinnati, OH

Home City:

Dorchester, MA



Attended, Boston University Metropolitan College

Attended, General Studies, Boston University, 1992-1994

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Massachusetts, District 7, 2019-present

Councilor, City of Boston, Massachusetts, District At-Large, 2010-2019

Former Senior Aide, Congressmember Joseph P. Kennedy II

Former Political Director, Office of United States Senator, John Kerry

Massachusettes Constituency Director, John Kerry for President, 2002-2004

Founder, Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities, Boston City Council

Partner, Truman National Security Project, 2012


2016 New York Times 14 Young Democrats to Watch

2015, EMILY's List Rising Star Award

2015 Boston Magazine's 50 Most Powerful People

2015 Time Magazine's Boston's Champion Council Woman

2014, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Ten Outstanding Young Leaders

2014 Victim Rights Law Center's Leadership Award

Class of 2012 Aspen-Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership

Pets (include names):

1 Cat: Sojourner Truth