Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative for New York

Hakeem Jeffries

U.S. Representative for New York

Hakeem Sekou Jeffries was born in August 1970 in Brooklyn, New York.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, earned a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School for Public Policy, and received a Juris Doctor from the New York University School of Law. He clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before entering private practice. 

Jeffries spent six years as a member of the New York State Assembly before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he assumed office in January 2013. 

Jeffries is married to Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries and they have two sons. He is a Baptist. 

In the News…

Before the House took its overwhelmingly supportive vote on Israel, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Representative for New York, said, “Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state. The special relationship between the United States and Israel is unbreakable; our commitment to Israel’s security is iron-clad, and Israel has the right to defend itself under the international rules of war against the brutal terror unleashed on its citizens by Hamas.” 

He urged support for “our friends on the international stage,” adding, “And we have no better friend in the Middle East than the state of Israel.” 

Congressman Jeffries said, “Let us also stand by President Biden as he works to bring American hostages, and Israeli hostages, held by Hamas back home. And the international hostages. And American hostages, and Israeli hostages, and international hostages back home,” he repeated. 

Contact this Leader…

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

The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries 
Representative for New York 
2433 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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