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Lawyer , State legislator

Hakeem S. Jeffries, American state legislator, lawyer. Named one of 40 Under 40, Crain's New York Business, 2006. Member 77th Precinct Community Council, New York, Freedom Democrats, Brooklyn; Member of Black Attorneys for Progress (president).

Background

Jeffries, Hakeem S. was born in 1970 in Brooklyn.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, State University of New York, at Binghamton, 1992. Master of Science in Public Policy, Georgetown University, 1994. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, New York University, 1997.

Career

Staff member Office of Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly. Law clerk for Honorary Harold Baer, Junior United States District Court (Southern District New York ), New York. Associate litigation Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1999—2003.

Litigation counsel Columbia Broadcasting System Corporation, since 2003. Member District 57 New York State Assembly, Albany, New York, since 2006. Civil rights, civil liberties instructor Crown Heights Youth Collective.

Religion

Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

The purpose of every individual is to develop a dynamic, intricate, and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Membership

Member 77th Precinct Community Council, New York, Freedom Democrats, Brooklyn. Member of Black Attorneys for Progress (president).

Connections

Married Kennisandra Jeffries. Children: Jeremiah, Joshua.

spouse:
Kennisandra Jeffries

children:
Jeremiah Jeffries

Joshua Jeffries