On the road to the elections Ayanna Pressley had one goal, become the first Black woman to be elected to the Congress from Massachusetts. It is official, Ayanna Pressley is the first Black woman to achieve such a feat. Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman to be elected into the United States House of Representatives.
On Tuesday the Democrat achieved her goal after running in the elections unopposed. Just two months ago Ayanna had defeated Rep. Michael Capauno, who had stayed 10 terms, at the State primaries. Her victory in the primaries which held in September had given her the keys to the office as there was no Republican in the race to represent the extremely Democratic district in the Congress.
Ayanna said, “It is hard to believe that in the 230-year history of our delegation, there’s never been a person of color.” Ayanna Pressley who is aged 44 is the first African-American to be on the Boston City Council.
A statement on Tuesday night by the Political Action Committee read, “With her victory tonight, Ayanna Pressley has not only made history as the first black woman ever elected to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives, she’s ensured that Democrats have the voice of a young, black progressive woman helping lead the fight for inclusive populist reforms.”
Right from the onset of the race to the Congress Presley had stated her all-business approach. She had informed her voters prior to the primaries that the race was “a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy.”
Our hearty congratulations go to Ayanna for achieving such a great feat.