Representative Hakeem Jeffries has been officially elected by the Democratic Party to be the new House leader for 2023. This decision was made official on 30th November 2022 after the previous speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her stepping down from the role in mid-November. Jeffries is a worthy choice for the House Democratic leader and is a symbol of generational change for the party. At the age of 52 years, Jeffries is one of the youngest person in the Democratic leadership body and is also the first Black congressperson to lead either the House or Senate. Get more details about the Democrat such as Hakeem Jeffries net worth 2023, political career, contact details, etc here from this article.
Hakeem Jeffries Salary & Net Worth 2023
Different sources reported Jeffries estimated net worth in 2018 to be around $841,012 and his base salary to be $174,000. In 2023, Jeffries net worth is estimated to have reached $1 million or can be even higher than this. Now that he is elected to become house leader, Hakeem will be earning a salary of around $223,500 per annum. Check out the details of Hakeem Jeffries’ salary & net worth as calculated in 2023:
|Net worth||$1 million (est.)|
Hakeem Jeffries Personal Biography
Hakeem Jeffries was born on 4 August 1970 in New York City, New York to Laneda Jeffries and Marland Jeffries. His mother was a social worker while his father was a state substance-abuse counselor. He also has a younger brother, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, who is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University and also a renowned author. Hakeem’s uncle Leonard Jeffery was also a well-known political scientist, historian and educator.
Jeffries did his graduation from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, earning a Master of Public Policy degree in 1994. He then attended New York University School of Law, where he graduated in 1997 with a Juris Doctor degree. Jeffries is married to Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries who is a social worker with 1199 SEIU’s Benefit Fund and they have two sons together.
|Full name||Hakeem Sekou Jeffries|
|Years active (in office)||2007 – present|
|Education||Binghamton University (BA) Georgetown University (MPP) New York University (JD)|
|Place of birth||Crown Heights, New York, United States|
|Date of birth||4 August 1970|
|No. of children||2|
|Residence||New York City, U.S.|
|Parents||Laneda Jeffries (mother) Marland Jeffries (father)|
Hakeem Jeffries in the U.S. House of Representatives
Jeffries made his entry into politics after winning the New York State Assembly election in 2006, defeating Bill Batson and Freddie Hamilton. He served as the Member of the New York State Assembly from the 57th district from 2007 to 2012.
in January 2012, Jeffries announced that he would give up his Assembly seat and run for the US House from New York’s 8th congressional district. He was supported by former Mayor Ed Koch, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Councilman David Greenfield, and Assemblyman Dov Hikind. In the primary elections held in June that year, Jeffries won the election defeating his opponent Charles Barron with 72:28 percent votes. He was sworn in to the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013.
Jeffries as the new House Leader
The New York Democrats have elected Hakeem Jeffries as their house leader who will lead the party in the United States House of Representative. Jeffries is all set to succeed the previous speaker Nancy Pelosi, who served in the prior session of Congress when the Democrats were in the majority. Currently, the Democrat will be the minority party in the house with the Republican as majority. Jeffries was elected as the party leader during a closed-door election in November where he ran unopposed to win the position. Following the exit of Pelosi from leadership after two decades of leading the party, Jeffries was selected to succeed her in the US HOR. Not only, Jeffries will be the first Black lawmaker to attain such a position, he also would be the first person voted to lead House Democrats to be born after the end of World War II.
Hakeem Jeffries & the Firsts
- Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is the first Black person to be elected as House Minority Leader.
- He is thus also the first Black person to lead a major party’s caucus in either chamber of Congress.
- Jeffries is the first Black Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
- He is also the first person voted to lead House Democrats who is born after the end of World War II.
Frequently Asked Questions
$1 million (approx)
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