John Ossoff- future of America?


Taken by and used with permission from Jackie Pedroza

John Ossoff speaking to his campaign team.

John Ossoff, seen as a beacon of hope for the people of his district and and for the future of the nation, has been defying all the odds against him. Running for congress as a Democrat in Georgia’s 6th district is almost a lost cause as the seat has been governed by Republicans for the past 38 years, most recently by Rep. Tom Price who has since stepped down to serve as President Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. John Ossoff is making head way for Democrats and a new progressive America and which has fallen victim to a vast Republican agenda since President Trump has been in office with a majority Republican elected house of representatives.

Due to Ossoff not receiving the required 50% of the vote to win, and instead 48.1% of the vote, the spot remains vacant along with 3 other spots in the house. Ossoff’s rival candidate, Karen Handel (Republican), the top Republican vote-getter won 19.2% of the vote, since neither won the seat on April 18th, a runoff election will be held on June 20 to determine the representative of district 6.

Born in Atlanta, Ossoff is a filmmaker who started as a political aide to John Lewis and Hank Johnson. He attended Georgetown College earning a bachelors degree in the School of Foreign Service and received his Master of Science degree from London School of Economics in 2013. Ossoff’s education alone benefits him in the political field displaying his comprehension and awareness on matters facing the nation today and in the future.

Ossoff raised $8.3 million for his campaign with help from his appeal to a younger and optimistic, energized base of progressively liberal supporters. His unrelenting nature and supporters don’t plan on losing and may very well be the attitude needed to win such a contested election.

Already a victory in Ossoff’s and his supporter’s eyes, we will all across the nation anxiously anticipate the outcome of June 20, 2017.