Hakeem Jeffries is a Representative from New York. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1970, he received his B.A. from Binghamton University in 1992, his M.P.P. from Georgetown University in 1994, and his J.D. from New York University in 1997. He was a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1997-1998, a private practice lawyer and a member of the New York state assembly from 2007-2012. He was elected as a Democrat to the 113th Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2013-present).