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Mondaire Jones

Mondaire Jones is the 35-year-old representative from New York’s 17th District, covering Westchester and Rockland counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress.  He’s also the youngest member of House leadership, deputy whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and cochair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Jones was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School. In 2021, Axios named Jones the most legislatively active freshman member of Congress. Jones loves Ethiopian food and hates fascism.