Hakeem Jeffries — American Politician born on August 04, 1970,

Hakeem Sekou Jeffries is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York's 8th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens and ran again for the seat in 2014. Prior to that he was a corporate lawyer for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison then Viacom and CBS, before running for and serving in the New York State Assembly from 2007 to 2012, representing the 57th Assembly district... (wikipedia)

In Congress, I'll work hard to encourage investment in education, particularly with respect to technology and bridging the digital divide.
Newark might be one of few the places where the politics is tougher than even Brooklyn.
During my time as a state legislator, I've pushed for significant investment in public school districts. In Congress, I would look forward to increasing federal public investment in education through initiatives like Race to the Top.
The political process is rough and tumble by definition, and being grounded in faith in a Higher Power has proven helpful in navigating the difficult terrain.
My job in Congress is to identify projects with federal or some other public component and then to push developers to provide employment opportunities to neighborhood residents.

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