There was an earthquake in New York City politics last Tuesday.
In the 14th district, which covers part of Queens and The Bronx, there were two candidates on the Democratic primary ticket. The first candidate was Joe Crowley. He is was an established member of the Democratic party and a representative of that district for many years. The other candidate was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose only political experience is working for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016.
It was a shock to many that Joe Crowley lost the election.
From my perspective, American voters are tired of the same b*llsh*t coming out of Washington, from both sides of the political aisle. While Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is very much a newbie when it comes to politics, she represents the future not just of the Democratic Party, but also the future of the country. She is young, female, a Latina and knows what it is like to have parents who have struggled to ensure that their children have what they need to succeed in life.
Only time will tell if she actually wins the Midterm election in the fall. But, if I were to be honest, I hope she does. This country and this city desperately needs her.