Hakeem Jeffries Biography
Hakeem Jeffries is an American politician who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 8th congressional district. He is the former chairman of the New York State Assembly and a former member of the New York City Council.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jeffries graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer before being elected to the New York State Assembly in 2006. Jeffries was elected chairman of the New York State Assembly in 2011 and served in that position until his election to Congress in 2012.
In Congress, Jeffries serves on the Judiciary and Budget Committees. He is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and has been a vocal advocate for criminal justice reform.
Hakeem Jeffries Age
Jeffries was born on August 4, 1970,
Hakeem Jeffries Height
Jeffries stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Hakeem Jeffries wife
Jeffries is married to his wife, Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries, a social worker with 1199 SEIU’s Benefit Fund. The couple has been married since 2004 and has two children together.
Hakeem Jeffries Parents
Jeffries’ parents are Marland and Laneda Jeffries. Marland Jeffries is a retired state substance abuse counselor, and Laneda Jeffries is a retired social worker. The couple met at Howard University and married in 1973. They have two sons, Hakeem and his younger brother, Hasan Kwame Jeffries.
Hakeem Jeffries Family
Jeffries and his wife Kennisandra, have two sons together. Their names are; Joshua and Jeremiah Jeffries. The family resides in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Hakeem Jeffries Education
Jeffries attended Binghamton University for his undergraduate degree, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1992. While there, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He then attended Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, earning a Master of Public Policy degree in 1994.
Jeffries graduated in 1997 with a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the New York University Law Review.
Hakeem Jeffries Ethnicity
Jeffries is African-American. His parents are both African-American and are of Jamaican, West Indian, and African descent.
Hakeem Jeffries District
Jeffries is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 8th congressional district, which encompasses parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau County. He has held the position since 2019 and is a member of the Democratic Party.
Jeffries has been an advocate for civil rights and criminal justice reform in his district. He was a co-sponsor of the bill to end qualified immunity for police officers and has fought to protect Social Security and Medicare. He has also supported the Affordable Care Act, and has fought for much-needed infrastructure improvements in his district, such as new schools, job-training centers, and community parks. He has also championed the “Vision Zero” program to reduce traffic fatalities in the district.
Hakeem Jeffries House of Representative
Jeffries is a member of the Democratic Party and is currently vying to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has served on several committees, including the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Financial Services, and the Committee on Small Business.
He has been an advocate for civil rights and criminal justice reform and was a co-sponsor of the bill to end qualified immunity for police officers. He has also been a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and has fought to protect Social Security and Medicare.
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Hakeem Jeffries Networth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hakeem Jeffries’ estimated net worth is $1 million. He earned his wealth through his political career.