Hakeem Jeffries

Hakeem Jeffries is the Assemblyman in New York's 57th Assembly District. The Brooklyn born politician, who holds degrees from NYU Law and Georgetown, first took office in 2007 and has been re-elected for two additional terms. After five years in Brooklyn's central ward, Jeffries announced that he would run in New York's 8th congressional region for the 2012 election. On June 26th, the 41-year-old became the official Democratic nominee for Congress in New York's 8th District.