Rep. Ayanna Pressley, shortly after her victory on election night 2018. (Getty Images)
by Jon Palmer
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley announced her campaign for re-election Monday morning, seeking her second congressional term in the November election.
In an announcement statement, Pressley said she would continue "working to both make progress on the issues of consequence facing the communities of the Massachusetts 7th—and communities around the country—and to resist the occupant of the White House and this Administration."
Pressley represents the Massachusetts Seventh Congressional District, which includes much of the City of Boston, as well as parts of Cambridge, Somerville, Randolph, Milton, Everett, and Chelsea.
The congresswoman hosted the Congressional Black Caucus over the weekend in their first-ever fly-in visit to Boston. The visit was part of the group's "Black State of America" series.
In 2018, Pressley unseated ten-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in a major upset victory. She is the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in congress, and before that, was the first black woman elected to the Boston City Council.