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Meet Georgia Special Election Candidate Jon Ossoff’s Fiancee

With the runoff election in Georgia’s sixth district fast approaching, all eyes remained on young Democrat Jon Ossoff.  Amid a neck-and-neck campaign against Republican Karen Handel, the 30-year-old political newcomer also recently asked his girlfriend to marry him.

Ossoff proposed to his longtime girlfriend Alisha Kramer in early May. The two had been dating for 12 years after attending Georgetown University together. Kramer, 27, is currently a student at Emory University School of Medicine studying obstetrics and gynecology and is set to graduate in 2018.

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The location of Kramer’s school means Ossoff doesn’t actually live within the district in which he’s running. Ossoff told CNN in a May interview they chose to live within walking distance of Emory so that Kramer would have an easier commute, but they planned to move into the district once she graduated.

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Jon Ossoff kisses his fiancee Alisha Kramer during a meet and greet with voters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Jun. 17, 2017. Photo: Getty Images

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

While Kramer and Ossoff began dating at Georgetown, the pair had actually known each other long before college. They both attended Paideia School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. At Georgetown, Kramer received her degree in biology of global health and studied abroad in Denmark. She also later organized and participated in research trips to Botswana, Switzerland, South Africa, Zambia and Ethiopia as part of her work for the Center for Strategic and International…

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