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Hakeem Jeffries' Biography

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910 17th Street Northwest, Suite 925
Washington, DC 20006

55 Hanson Place
Suite 603
Brooklyn, NY 11217

445 Neptune Avenue, 1st Floor
Community Room 2C
Brooklyn, NY 11224

2433 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Hakeem Sekou Jeffries

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Kennisandra; 2 Children

Birth Date:

08/04/1970

Birth Place:

Brooklyn, NY

Home City:

Prospect Heights, NY

Religion:

Christian

JD, New York University Law School, 1994-1997

MPP, Public Policy, Georgetown University, 1992-1994

BA, Political Science, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1988-1992

Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives, 2023-present

Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2013-2014, 2017-2023

Chairperson, House Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives, 2019-2023

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 8, 2022

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 57, 2006-2012

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 8, 2012-Present

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Former Member, Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Co-Chair, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Over Criminalization Task Force, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives

Member, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2013-Present

Former Counsel, Columbia Broadcasting System

Former Of-Counsel, Godosky & Gentile

Former Employee, Office of Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation Department, CBS/Viacom, 2004-2006

Attorney-at-Law, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Limited Liability Partnership, 1997-2004

Clerk, Judge Harold Baer, Southern District of New York, United States District Court, 1997-1998

Member, 77th Precinct Community Council, present

Member, Cornerstone Baptist Church, present

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Instructor, Crown Heights Youth Collective

Former Member, Law Review, New York University School of Law

Favorite Book:

"Bloody Lowndes" by Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Favorite TV Shows:

The Wire

Favorite Type of Music:

Hip-Hop music is a major component of what has helped shape the man I am today.

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