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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for N.Y. Assembly, 2000; Independence and Libertarian nominee for N.Y. Assembly, 2000; sought Democratic nomination for N.Y. Assembly, 2002; N.Y. Assembly, 2007-13; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 4, 1970; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Brooklyn
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kennisandra Jeffries; two children
Education: State U. of New York, Binghamton, B.A. 1992; Georgetown U., M.P.P. 1994; New York U., J.D. 1997
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law)

Election History
2014generalHakeem Jeffries (D) 77,25592.0
Alan Bellone (R) 6,6737.9
2012generalHakeem Jeffries (D, WFM) 184,03990.2
Alan Bellone (R, C) 17,6508.6
Colin Beavan (GREEN) 2,4411.2
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D) is 3rd.


New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepJeffries)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.