Hakeem Jeffries

U.S. Representative from New York

Hakeem Sekou Jeffries (/ˌhɑːˈkm/; born August 4, 1970)[1] is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party.[2][3]

Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries official portrait.jpg
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
DeputyKatherine Clark
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJoe Crowley
Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
Serving with Cheri Bustos and David Cicilline
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded bySteve Israel (Chair)
Succeeded byMatt Cartwright
Debbie Dingell
Ted Lieu
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byEdolphus Towns (Redistricting)
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 57th district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012
Preceded byRoger Green
Succeeded byWalter Mosley
Personal details
Hakeem Sekou Jeffries

(1970-08-04) August 4, 1970 (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kennisandra Arciniegas
RelativesLeonard Jeffries (uncle)
EducationBinghamton University (BA)
Georgetown University (MPP)
New York University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Jeffries has also chaired the House Democratic Caucus since 2019.[4]


  1. "Hakeem Sekou Jeffries – New York – Bio, News, Photos". Washington Times. 2012-10-12. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  2. Kuntzman, Gersh (2012-06-27). "Hakeem Jeffries Defeats Charles Barron in Bitter Democratic Primary - The Local – Fort-Greene Blog - NYTimes.com". Fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-05. Retrieved 2013-09-28.
  3. Schapiro, Julie; Colvin, Jill (7 November 2012). "New York Elections 2012: Gillibrand, Jeffries, Meng Declare Victory As Obama Wins Reelection". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  4. "Hakeem Jeffries defeats Barbara Lee in battle for Dem Caucus chair".