Hakeem Jeffries ‘92 elected to Congress
Hakeem Jeffries became the first Binghamton University graduate to represent constituents in Congress when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November.
Jeffries, who has served in the New York State Assembly for six years, will represent citizens in the newly redrawn Eighth Congressional district, succeeding a 30-year incumbent. The district includes Brooklyn and parts of Southwest Queens.
After earning his degree in political science from Binghamton, Jeffries received a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and his law degree from New York University School of Law.
He has clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, practiced law for several years at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and served as counsel in the litigation department of Viacom Inc. and CBS.