Ayanna Pressley — PICS By: Paige Kindlick January 17, 2020 9:18AM EST 1 of 6 Ayanna Pressley Mary Schwalm/AP/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley is an American politician who serves as the United States Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic party and earned her seat in the House after defeating Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary election in 2018. No Republican filed to run, so she was assured victory after the primary. Ayanna assumed office on Jan. 3 2019, becoming the first black woman who was elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Before running for her House seat, Ayanna was a member of the Boston City Council from 2010 until 2019. She was also the first woman of color to serve in this capacity. Ayanna has publicly called out President Donald Trump on a number of occasions. She is married to Conan Harris and has one stepdaughter through the relationship. In 2020, Ayanna opened up about her alopecia diagnosis, and showed off her bald head for the first time. Keep clicking through the gallery to see more photos of her. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM 2 of 6 Ayanna Presley At MA Panel CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley discusses her historic campaign and provides a preview of her legislative priorities during a moderated discussion at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The speech came after she won the Democratic primary for the Massachusetts House of Representatives seat. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM 3 of 6 Ayanna Presley AtA Rally CJ GUNTHER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley addresses a unity rally of fellow democratic candidates in Boston, Massachusetts in Sept. 2018. Pressley defeated Congressman Michael Capuano in the Massachusetts democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election for her seat in the House of Representatives. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM 4 of 6 Ayanna Pressley At Debate Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley takes the podium at a debate against Michael Capuano. The event took place at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM 5 of 6 Ayanna Pressley At City Hall Meeting Elise Amendola/AP/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley speaks during a meeting at City Hall in Boston. The speech came during Ayanna’s tenure as Boston City Councilor. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM 6 of 6 Ayanna Pressley At ‘The Late Show’ Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Ayanna Pressley arrives for an appearance at ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’ She wore a colorful printed dress for the appearance. January 17, 2020, 9:00AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.