An American Democratic Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been called into many questions after the revelation that she spent most of her childhood in wealthy Westchester County.
Ocasio-Cortez was born in 1989 and currently lives in the Bronx, county land as records show in 1991 when she was two, her late father Sergio Cortez-Roman bought a quaint three-bedroom in Yorktown Heights at New York.
It seems contradictory with Ocasio-Cortez’s official biography, which tells that in the late 80s and early 90s, the state of Bronx public schools sent her parents to search for a solution.
Finally, she attended public school 40 minutes north in Yorktown, and much of her life was defined by the 40-minute commute between the school and her house in the Bronx.
Ocasio-Cortez’s family initially lived in Parkchester, brick buildings of a planned community of 171 mid-rise in the Bronx (above)
She also bragged on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show that President Donald Trump, born in Queens, wouldn’t know how to tackle a girl from the Bronx’ such as herself.
Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com. Still, questions are emerging about the early biography of ‘Girl from the Bronx’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after revealing “she spent her childhood living mostly in wealthy Westchester County.”
Moreover, her family moved to Yorktown Heights, New York, when she was five and lived there until she started to go to college at private Brown University.
The candidate’s official bio omits her time living in Westchester, claiming that she was ‘defined’ by the commute between an upstate school and Bronx.
Little-known before she made headlines in 2018 by beating a 10-term New York Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley on Tuesday night in a congressional primary.
Consequently, before becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress has highlighted her hard-luck biography as a critic in her insurgent campaign.
Nonetheless, with New York’s 14th district, encompassing parts of the Bronx and Queens, leaning Democrat severely, the congresswoman is believed to be a shoo-in for the general election House in November.
Ocasio-Cortez’s first time running for office as a Democratic Socialist of Puerto Rican descent, her remarkable victory was a boon to the growing expectations of her liberal supporters.
On October 13, 1989, she was born to parents Sergio Ocasio-Roman, born in New York City, and her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, a native of Puerto Rico.
Alexander Ocasio’s father died from lung cancer in 2008: her father was an architect. He was the CEO of Kirschenbaum & Ocasio-Roman Architects and PC, which focused on renovations and remodeling.
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign biography states that her father was a small business owner, and she grew up in a working-class Puerto Rican family where her mother cleaned homes. Everyone pitched in on the household business.
She graduated from Boston University, majoring in international relations and economics. In addition to that, when she was in college worked for Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, where she focused on immigration issues.
After graduation, Ocasio-Cortez’s returned to the home and became a communal organizer. Ocasio-Cortez took many low-wage restaurant jobs to fight financial issues.
Because the recession was taking hold, her family faced financial problems after her father Sergio Ocasio-Roman’s death in 2008 from cancer.