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

  • District: 8th District, Brooklyn -- most of Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Canarsie, Coney Island
  • Residence: Brooklyn
  • Born: August 4, 1970; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Kennisandra Jeffries; two children
  • Education: State U. of New York, Binghamton, B.A. 1992 (African studies & political science); Georgetown U., M.P.P. 1994; New York U., J.D. 1997
  • Military Service: None
  • 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, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Alan S. Bellone, R, to succeed Rep. Edolphus Towns, D, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Over-Criminalization Task Force; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law)

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State Information: 8th District, Brooklyn -- most of Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Canarsie, Coney Island

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Hakeem Jeffries (D, WFM) 184,039 90.2%
Alan Bellone (R, C) 17,650 8.6%
Colin Beavan (GREEN) 2,441 1.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 89% Mitt Romney: 10%
2008 Barack Obama: 86% John McCain: 14%

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