Jamaal Bowman, U.S. Representative for New York

Jamaal Bowman

U.S. Representative for New York

Jamaal Anthony Bowman was born in April 1976 in Manhattan, New York City. He earned an undergraduate degree in sports management from the University of New Haven, playing football for the New Haven Chargers. He earned an M.A. in consulting from Mercy College and a Doctor of Education from Manhattanville College. He worked for the New York City Department of Education as a teacher, ultimately serving ten years as a school principal. 

Bowman was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming his seat in January 2021. 

He is married to Melissa Oppenheimer and they have three children. He attends Messiah Baptist Church in New York. 

In the News…

Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York stated at a health care summit that he is looking to next year and beyond the next presidential election to get a Congress that would take the steps needed to eliminate health disparities. 

“We have to vote the right people into office, number one,” he said. “There are solutions right there on the table for us… I don’t see much of that happening now, but that’s why next year is going to be critical toward moving the ball forward.” 

Congressman Bowman added, “We still have to make major investments and pass transformational legislation.” He identified mental and maternal health as key areas of focus, saying, “We have to talk about deconstructing a system built on racism and colonization.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Bowman today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Jamaal Bowman 
Representative for New York 
345 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20003 


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