Georgia 6th: Ossoff is engaged to longtime girlfriend

Now Democrat Jon Ossoff doesn't have to worry about another awkward question about when he's going to propose to his girlfriend.

The 6th District candidate popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Alisha Kramer on Friday night. His supporters showered her with congrulatory wishes at a campaign stop on Saturday morning.

She and Ossoff had been dating for 12 years, and she's played a prominent role in his campaign. She's a third-year medical student at Emory University, and Ossoff cites her need to be close to school when he's pressed about why he doesn't live in the suburban Atlanta district.

He and his bride-to-be have been planning the next step for a while, but the pressure has ratcheted up of late. In one CNN interview, after Ossoff said he planned to move to the district once Kramer graduates, anchor Alisyn Camerota asked a blunt question.

"So when are you going to marry her?"

"Well, I don't want to give anything away," Ossoff said with a smile. "But I think I can reasonably say that's more of a personal question."

Kramer grew up in Atlanta and went to Georgetown University with Ossoff. She'll soon apply to OB-GYN residency programs.

The former congressional aide faces Republican Karen Handel in a nationally-watched June 20 runoff to represent the district, which spans from east Cobb to north DeKalb.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.