(born 1970) is the Assemblyman in New York's 57th Assembly District.
Jeffries holds a degree from New York University School of Law
as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University
and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Binghamton University
where he graduated with honors for outstanding academic achievement. He served as litigation counsel for a media and entertainment company, and worked in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as a clerk for Judge Harold Baer, Jr.
Before being elected in 2006, Jeffries was an active participant in community affairs within this Assembly District and had made two previous attempts at winning the district. In 2000, he challenged the incumbent Assemblyman Roger Green
in the primary, winning 41% of the vote. In 2002, his residence was redistricted out of the 57th district in what he described as a retaliatory move (a charge denied by Green), as described in the 2010 documentary film Gerrymandering
State Assembly career
Jeffries defeated Bill Batson by a margin of 64%-25% in September 2006.
During his three years in the legislature he... Read More