ALISHA Kramer and Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff have been dating since they were in high school.
Ossoff, 33, is the nominee for the 2020 US Senate runoff election in Georgia, running against Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue.
Who is Jon Ossoff’s wife Alisha Kramer?
Alisha Kramer, 30, was born and raised in Atlanta.
She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology of Global Health.
She is married to politician Jon Ossoff.
Ossoff will go head to head with Senator David Perdue on January 5 in a runoff election.
FiveThirtyEight projects the race will be close based on polling data.
Ossoff promises “great health care, to deliver historic investments in clean energy and infrastructure, to rebuild the economy so working families and small businesses thrive, and to root out corruption so the government serves the people,” according to his campaign.
What does she do for work?
Kramer is a medical student and OBG-YN resident physician at Emory University Hospital.
She earned her medical degree from Emory University, as well as an MSc in health policy from the London School of Economics.
She has worked as a program manager and research assistant in global health policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
While at Georgetown, she was a research assistant in the immunology laboratory.
Kramer has lent her medical expertise to her husband’s campaign several times.
Back in March, Ossoff enlisted the help of his wife to tweet out messages about social distancing and hand washing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
In October 2020, she joined him during a Facebook chat to answer voter questions about health care.
Ossoff introduced her as “my favorite person in the whole world, my best friend, my wife, the amazing Doctor Alisha Kramer, OB/GYN, who is my hero and my role model and my guide.”
Ossoff shared that Kramer contracted coronavirus on July 25 after experiencing mild symptoms.
How long have they been married?
The couple started dating as teenagers and were together for more than a decade before Ossoff proposed in 2017.
They both attended the Paideia School, an independent private school located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta.
He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in May 2017, after he proposed to Kramer, that they had been dating for 12 years.
Do they have any children?
The pair do not have any kids together.
In March 2019, Kramer testified against Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill before the Georgia State Senate alongside fellow gynecologist Preetha Nandi.
House Bill 481, the Living Infant Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, made abortions illegal in Georgia once a fetal heartbeat was detected.
Georgia’s law included harsh sentencing ranging from one to ten years in prison for doctors who had performed abortions.
Kramer argued that “this bill takes medical decision-making power away from patients and puts that power into the hands of government.
“We hope this committee will consider in good faith the critical importance of patient autonomy and the lethal consequences of worsening physician shortage.”
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