Hakeem Jeffries, born on August 4, 1970, is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district since 2013. Jeffries is a member of the Democratic Party and has been a vocal advocate for various social and economic issues.
Before entering politics, Hakeem Jeffries had a successful legal career as a litigator and served in the New York State Assembly. As a member of Congress, he has focused on criminal justice reform, affordable housing, economic development, and healthcare access. Jeffries has been particularly vocal about the need for criminal justice reform and addressing issues of systemic racism within the criminal justice system.
Hakeem Jeffries is known for his charismatic speaking style and his ability to bridge divides within the political landscape. He has been recognized for his leadership and has served in various leadership positions in the House of Representatives, including as the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus since 2019.
Throughout his career, Hakeem Jeffries has been a strong advocate for his constituents and has worked to address the needs of underserved communities. His efforts have earned him respect and recognition both within his district and on the national stage. As a prominent African American politician, he has been a voice for equality and justice, advocating for policies that promote fairness and opportunity for all.