Jon Ossoff Bio, Wiki, Political Career, Age, Education, Family, Children, Wife, Net Worth, and Career

Jon Ossoff Biography

Jon Ossoff is an American documentary filmmaker and politician born on 16th February 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is a Democratic candidate in the 2017 special election to represent Georgia’s 6th congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives. He was a finalist in the 2017 special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district.

Jon Ossoff Age

He is 37 years old as of 2023. Ossoff was born on February 16, 1987, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 16th of February every year.

Jon Ossoff Education

Jon Ossoff graduated from Paideia School which is a private school in Atlanta. While he was in high school, he interned for Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. He later joined Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science. Additionally, he attended classes taught by the former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. He got his Master of Science from the London School of Economics in 2013.

Jon Ossoff Height/weight

He stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Jon Ossoff Family

Jon Ossoff was born to Richard Ossoff (father) and (Heather Fenton). He was raised in Northlake. His mother is an Australian immigrant who co-founded NewPower PAC, an organization that works to elect women to local offices across Georgia. His father is of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent, and he owns a specialist publishing company.

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Jon Ossoff Wife

He is happily married to his lovely wife Alisha Kramer. They tied the Knot in September 2019. She is a doctor, obstetrics, and gynecologist at Emory University in Atlanta.

Jon Ossoff Children

He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.

Jon Ossoff Political Career

Ossoff worked as a national security staffer and aide to Represent Hank Johnson for five years. This was drafted and managed in legislative initiatives that passed in the House and Senate. He had top-secret clearance for five months. Since 2013, he has been the managing partner and CEO of Insight TWI. This is a small business that produces investigations targeting corrupt officials and organized crime for international news organizations. In 2016, Ossoff was an executive producer for a documentary film by Insight TWI for BBC Three. The film exposed atrocities committed by ISIL in Iraq.

Jon Ossoff Election

Ossoff’s election campaigns cost $55 million, which was the most expensive House Congressional election campaign in U.S. history. During the campaign, the Republican strategy focused on connecting Ossoff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. However, Ossoff declined to say whether he would if elected, support Pelosi for Speaker of the House. On June 20 runoff, he was defeated by Handel, 51.78% to 48.22%. According to Atlanta Magazine, “while his percentage of the total vote remained steady from April to now, he garnered 32,220 more votes in those three months, a 34 percent increase. The New York Times reported that Ossoff “produced probably the strongest Democratic turnout in an off-year election in at least a decade”, “brought a surprising number of irregular young and nonwhite voters to the polls,” and nearly doubled youth turnout in the Sixth District from the 2014 midterm election.

However, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “surging Democratic turnout wasn’t enough to overcome heavy GOP voting in a district where Republicans far outnumber Democrats.” Following reports of the election results, Frank Bruni in an op-ed for The New York Times characterized the race as “demoralizing for Democrats”. This was as close as a Democrat had come to winning this district since it assumed its current configuration as a northern suburban district in 1992. Previously, Democratic challengers had only won more than 40 percent of the vote twice. On February 23, 2018, he announced that he would not seek a seat in the regular election of 2018.

Jon Ossoff Political positions

Jon Ossoff has “progressive positions on women’s issues and health care” and “moderate stances on jobs and security.” According to Matthew Yglesias of Vox, Ossoff has run an” Obama-style campaign”, and has placed himself in the middle between the progressive grassroots of the Democratic Party and the more conservative and moderate Blue Dog Southern Democrats. His campaign has distanced itself from the national Democratic Party. According to the Washington Post, Ossoff’s campaign opted not to turn the special election into a referendum on Trump’s alleged scandals, but to focus on “policy decisions by the president and congressional Republicans.

He has also been critical of President Donald Trump, in criticizing his “divisive approach to government” and saying: “I have great respect for the office. I don’t have great personal admiration for the man himself.” After Trump sent out a tweet the day before the April 19 primary, calling Ossoff a “super Liberal Democrat” who wanted to “protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes,” Ossoff dismissed Trump’s claims and called him “misinformed.” found that Trump’s claim was a distortion and that there was no evidence that Ossoff had ever advocated for any broad-based tax hikes. Nevertheless, Ossoff said that he would be willing to work with Trump on issues of mutual interest. He said, “If the administration introduces a fiscally responsible infrastructure bill, I’ll work in a bipartisan way to make sure it delivers transformation  solutions to Georgia.”

Jon Ossoff Political Achievements

After Trump’s disclosure of classified information to Russia, Ossoff said of impeachment that “I don’t think we’re there.” he called for “a full and transparent and independent assessment of what level of interference there was by Russian intelligence services in the U.S. election. And overseers in Congress and any independent counsel or commission to do so should follow those facts wherever they lead.” He supports abortion rights and access to contraception. He then opposed prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offenses. His website says, “Violent crime, murder, rape, human trafficking, and corruption are rampant, while we spend billions locking up nonviolent drug offenders.”

He opposed the tax increase, and he called for reduced taxes on small businesses and simplify small business tax filing. Moreover, supports tax credits for small businesses. He has called for the repeal of “wasteful, anti-competitive special interest subsidies that make it hard for entrepreneurs to raise capital, enter the market, create jobs, and compete with larger firms who have lobbyists in Washington.” He has cast himself as an opponent of unnecessary government spending, $16 billion in duplicate programs. That can be cut,” an assertion that PolitiFact rated “Mostly True”. He accepts the scientific consensus on climate, and has said that “climate change is a threat to our security and prosperity”. Moreover, he supports American participation in the Paris Agreement. He has also pledged to “work to make the United States a global leader against climate change.”

Jon Ossoff Endorsements

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Jon Ossoff Salary/Net worth

He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his political career.

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