Hakeem S. Jeffries represents New York’s 8th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. He is the current chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, having been elected to that position in November 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he represents a district that covers parts of eastern Brooklyn and southwestern Queens in New York City.
Congressman Jeffries previously worked 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. He is also the former whip of the Congressional Black Caucus and previously co-chaired the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee where he helped develop the For The People agenda.
Congressman Jeffries was an event speaker at the Dialogue.