HAKEEM Jeffries had a stellar legal career before transitioning to a career in politics.
He has risen through the ranks of the Democrat Party and is looking to add to his resume.
Who is Hakeem Jeffries?
Born on August 4, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, Hakeem Jeffries is an attorney, politician, and member of the Democratic Party.
He has served as the US Representative for New York’s 8th congressional district since 2013.
He represents a district that covers parts of eastern Brooklyn and southwestern Queens.
Prior to his current position, he actively worked as a corporate lawyer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and was litigation counsel for CBS and Viacom Inc.
He later began his political career when he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2007. He represented the 57th Assembly district from 2007 to 2012, before subsequently rising to the position of US Representative for New York’s 8th congressional district in 2013.
Since then he has also served as the co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee from 2017 to 2019.
After holding this position he became the chair of the House Democratic Caucus in 2019.
Following the departure of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from Democratic leadership in November 2022, Hakeem announced his campaign to be the House Democratic leader on Friday, November 18, 2022.
Is Hakeem Jeffries single?
As of the time of writing, Hakeem Jeffries is currently married to Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries.
His wife is a social worker with 1199 SEIU’s Benefit Fund.
The couple has two sons.
What is Hakeem Jeffries’ net worth?
According to Open Secrets, Hakeem Jeffries has an estimated net worth of approximately $840,000.
His main source of wealth is said to be his career as a politician.
He also earned a lot of income when he actively worked as a lawyer for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and as litigation counsel for CBS and Viacom Inc.
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