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Alisha Kramer, Jon Ossoff’s Fiancee: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Jon Ossoff and his girlfriend, Alisha Kramer, on April 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Jon Ossoff, who was the Democratic candidate in the 2016 Special Congressional Election for Georgia‘s sixth district, is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Alisha Kramer. She’s currently a student at Emory University and the reason why Ossoff doesn’t live in the district he hoped to represent in Congress.

Ossoff proposed to Kramer and she has said yes.

Georgia’s sixth congressional district was vacant in Congress after President Donald Trump chose Tom Price as his Health and Human Services Secretary. The seat hadn’t been held by a Democrat since John J. Flynt held it from 1965 to 1979. That will continue to be the case, after Republican Karen Handel beat Ossoff on June 20.

Here’s what you need to know about Ossoff’s girlfriend, Alisha Kramer.


1. They’ve Been Dating for 12 Years

Jon Ossoff girlfriend, Jon Ossoff wife, Alisha Kramer

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The 30-year-old Ossoff revealed in an Atlanta Journal Constitution profile that he and Kramer have been dating for 12 years. That means they started dating when he was only 18 years old.

The Journal Constitution notes that the couple have known each other since they attended Paideia School, an independent pre K-12 school, together.

Since she’s currently a medical student at Emory University, Ossoff and Kramer don’t actually live within Georgia’s sixth congressional district, where Ossoff grew up. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to move back into the district after she graduates.

“I’m a mile and a half down the street to support Alisha while she finishes medical school. It’s something I’ve been very transparent about. In fact, I’m proud to be supporting her career,” Ossoff told CNN. “As soon as she finishes her medical training, I’ll be 10 minutes back up the road into the district where I grew up.”

New York Magazine notes that Ossoff always says that he was “raised” in northern Dekalb County, which is part of the district. The district also includes suburbs north of Atlanta, parts of Cobb County, Fulton County and Dekalb County.

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2. Kramer Is Studying to Be an OB/GYN

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Kramer is studying Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine. According to her LinkedIn page, she will graduate in 2018.

Before attending Emory, she earned her B.S. in Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University in 2012. In 2010, she attended a study abroad program at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.

She worked as a research assistant at Georgetown’s Immunology Lab. From 2012 to 2014, she was a Program Manager and Research Assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington D.C.

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3. They Both Went to Georgetown University

Kramer and Ossoff both attended Georgetown University. She started there in 2008, a year before Ossoff graduated. According to his LinkedIn page, Ossoff earned a B.S. in Foreign Service in 2009. On his campaign site, Ossoff says he studied under Madeleine Albright while at Georgetown.

As NPR reports, videos from Ossoff’s college days were used against him in an ad created by the GOP super-PAC Congressional Leadership Fund. Some clips of Ossoff as a member of the Georgetown Chimes a capella group are on YouTube, including one where they sing “Georgetown Girl” to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl.”

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4. She Led Research Trips to Africa & Wrote Publications for CSIS

According to her author bio at Impatient Optimists, a site run by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kramer organized research trips to Botswana and Ethiopia, as well as Switzerland. She worked with Congressional staff delegations on trips to South Africa and Zambia. During her time at CSIS, she co-wrote publications on AIDS, women’s reproductive health and U.S. international health policy.

In 2013, she co-wrote two essays published by Impatient Optimists. In the first, she advocated for the U.S. to strengthen investment in women’s global health. In the second, she wrote that family planning programs are important to developing countries after she visited Ethiopia. Both essays were written with Janet Fleischman, a senior associate with CSIS’ Global Health Policy Center.

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5. She Played Ultimate Frisbee at Georgetown

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Kramer played Ultimate Frisbee (or just “ultimate”) while at Georgetown. She was even captain of the Georgetown University Huckin’ Foyas.

In 2011, Kramer contributed to the College Women’s Ultimate Resources Manual, with an essay called “Why Play Ultimate?”

“What do I value above all else about ultimate? It is without a doubt the people and the community,” Kramer wrote. “I cannot help but feel an intense outpouring of warmth and love for all of the teammates I have played with on the field and those I trained with off the field. But the amazing aspect of the sport and the defining feature, which I believe distinguishes it from all other high school sports are the friendships that are made with the opponent.”

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17 comments

    • Her address comes up in the Whitepages as the same address as her parents (very close to Emory). So if she lives in her parents house, so does Ossoff. Ossoff is registered to vote with an address at an apartment a couple of miles away, right next to Emory. So Ossoff could be living in an apartment near his girlfriend, if she lives with her parents, or they could be living together in the apartment. Whitepages actually shows his current address as in Washington DC. My guess is he lives in DC and is using his girlfriend’s address as proxy to maintain GA citizenship.

  1. If it’s just a mile and a half down the road…why don’t they just move a mile and a half up the road? Either he lives in District 6 or he runs in the district where he’s lives when that seat is up for grabs. This guy is another BH Omama….coming out of nowhere with no credentials. My guess is that Soros picked him. Another lackluster/ bad candidate like Hillary. The Dems….most from outside the state of Georgial….gave him$8 million for this race and he still could not seal the deal. Is the Dem cupboard as bare as Mother Hubbard’s?

    • He’s not from our district and we don’t want him. Why would we let Nancy Pelosi and Hollywood liberals pick our Congressman. Go Karen!!!!!

      • Your comment makes no sense. What does he have to do with Nancy Pelosi and Hollywood liberals? Not all conservatives are stupid enough to salivate when you toss out irrelevant words that are supposed to make their brains explode with hate. If someone else says “Donald Trump”, “Sonny Perdue”, “KKK” or some other ridiculous thing, would you believe it had anything to do with Karen Handel? Of course not.

        • Mary, why doesn’t the comment make sense? You may not agree with him, but he didn’t just “toss out irrelevant words that are supposed to make their brains explode with hate”
          Nancy Pelosi is the house minority leader and one of the party’s most prolific proponents. So in title and by action she is a major player (if not the major player) in the party’s leadership. the term “hollywood liberals” is a pejorative term for what some see as part of the liberal elite and the fact that the film industry is both a powerful lobby and activist group and made up mostly of democrat-supporting individuals.
          This election received considerable attention and funding from people outside the district and state – including over $2million from the Democratic National Campaign which included Pelosi fundraising for him directly. Of course, to be fair, Handell was funded from outside money as well – so the sword cuts both ways. But i’m not here to make your argument for you… to say this comment makes no sense is disingenious or it means you haven’t been reading the news.