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Jon Ossoff biography: 13 things about politician from Atlanta, Georgia


Thomas Jonathan Ossoff is a white man from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is a politician, documentary film producer and investigative journalist.

Ossoff is from a Jewish family. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Atlanta to Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish father Richard Ossoff and Australian mother Heather Fenton in 1987.
  2. While attending the Paidela School in Atlanta, he interned for civil rights leader John Lewis, who was a member of the U.S. house of representatives from Georgia’s fifth district from January 3, 1987 to July 17, 2020.
  3. In January 2007, he started working on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. as a national security staffer and aide to Hank Johnson, who became a member of the U.S. house of representative from Georgia’s fourth district on January 3, 2007.
  4. In May 2009, he graduated from the Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., USA where he earned his bachelor’s degree.
  5. In January 2010, he was promoted as Johnson’s senior legislative assistant.
  6. In March 2012, he received a top-secret security clearance and staffed Johnson for all work related to the annual National Defense Authorization Act.
  7. In August 2012, he left Johnson’s office.
  8. From 2012 to 2013, he graduated from the London School of Economics in London, England, United Kingdom where he earned his master’s degree in international political economy.
  9. In 2013, he started working as the managing director and chief executive officer of the investigative television production company Insight TWI, which is based in London.
  10. He is married to Dr. Alisha Kramer, an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Emory University in Atlanta.
  11. As a Democratic candidate, he ran for Georgia’s sixth congressional district. He lost to his Republican opponent Karen Handel.
  12. As a Democratic candidate, he ran in the Democratic primary election in an attempt to unseat incumbent Republican senator David Perdue in the 2020 Senate election in Georgia. In the general election in November 2020, neither he nor Perdue reached 50 percent of the vote so a run-off election was scheduled for January 5, 2021.
  13. On January 20, 2021, he assumed office as the U.S. senator from Georgia.

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