American politician and attorney Hakeem Sekou Jeffries (/hkim/; born August 4, 1970) has represented New York’s 8th congressional district since 2013. As a Democrat, he represents a section of New York City that extends into both eastern Brooklyn and southwestern Queens. Before running for and serving in the New York State Assembly from 2007 to 2012, he worked as a corporate lawyer for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and then for Viacom and CBS. Since 2019, Jeffries has led the House Democrats as their chair. He is in the running to be the House Minority Leader in 2023.
Currently 52 years old, Hakeem Jeffries was born on August 4, 1970. Hakeem’s birthplace is the United States, specifically Brooklyn, New York. He was raised by Laneda Jeffries, a social worker, and Marland Jeffries, a state substance misuse counsellor, who both held prominent positions in their communities. While he was a kid, he lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with his parents.
Binghamton University awarded him a Bachelor of Arts with honours in political science in 1992. While in college, he joined the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. After finishing law school, he took a job as a legal clerk for U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. in the southern district of New York. Following a career in law, he entered politics.
Awards and Career Highlights of Hakeem Jeffries
After finishing law school, Hakeem Jeffries began his career as a clerk for United States District Judge Harold Baer Jr. of the Southern District of New York. A little while later, he took on the role of New York State’s director of intergovernmental affairs. After a lengthy career in law, he decided to pursue a career in politics.
He got involved with political campaigns and eventually joined the Democratic Party. In the New York State Assembly, he began serving in 2007 and continued until 2012, during which time he was the representative for the 57th Assembly District.
He previously led the House Democrats as its chair in 2013 and 2014. His election as the U.S. congressman for New York’s 8th congressional district in 2013 was a watershed moment in his career and propelled him to prominence in American politics. From practising law to a senior position in the American administration, his career has taken off dramatically.
Height of Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem is a tall man, standing at a full 5 feet 10 inches.
Wife of Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries is married to the beautiful Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries, a social worker for the 1199 SEIU Benefit Fund. Hakeem and his wife have been married for over 20 years, but nobody knows when they got hitched. As a couple, they have two sons: Joshua (born in 2004) and Jeremiah (born in 2001). The family currently resides in Prospect Heights.
Those are Hakeem Jeffries’ offspring. Jeffries’s children, Hakeem and Kennisandra, have two kids, Jeremiah and Joshua.
Hakeem Jeffries’s Social Media
Using the handle @RepJeffries, Hakeem has been tweeting regularly since January 2012. As of this writing, he has 516K followers and frequently tweets on political news, his thoughts, and his work for the greater good.
Hakeem posts often to Instagram under the handle repjeffries, where he has amassed a following of 170,000. He calls himself the Democratic Party Chair and a Congressman from Brooklyn.
With the handle @hakeem.jeffries, Hakeem Jeffries’ Facebook profile has amassed 18,428 likes and 21K followers. He has spoken publicly about the challenges he faced as a young man in 1980s and ’90s Brooklyn.
Currently, there are 5,18,000 subscribers to Rep. Jeffries’s official YouTube account. He joined YouTube on January 16, 2013, and his videos have garnered 1,531,224 views as of this writing.