Jamaal (Jamaal) Bowman (D-16)

US Representative Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal (Jamaal) Bowman (D-16)
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Capitol: 202.225.2464
FAX: 202.225.5513
District: 914.371.9220
Room 1605 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3216
6 Gramatan Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Residence:Yonkers, NY

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Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D., represents New York's 16th District, which includes the Northern Bronx and parts of Westchester County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon. Bowman was born and raised in New York City, spending his early years in public housing and rent-controlled apartments. He was raised by his mother, who supported them with her post office worker's salary. After graduating from the University of New Haven, Rep. Bowman began his career as a crisis intervention teacher in a Bronx public school and went on to earn a master's degree in guidance counseling from Mercy College and a doctorate in education from Manhattanville College. In 2009, Bowman founded Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a Bronx middle school focused on unlocking the natural brilliance of all children through a holistic curriculum, where he served as principal for a decade. At CASA, Bowman worked to center students' voices, cultural awareness, and love. He worked to ensure advanced student involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Bowman has also been an outspoken advocate for rethinking education, including ending state-sanctioned yearly standardized testing. Bowman was elected to Congress in 2020, running on a platform of transformative progressive policies that will improve the lives of those who have been legislated out of the American dream. Congressman Bowman is dedicated to passing visionary policy that infuses climate justice with economic and racial justice, and to highlighting the importance of research and investing in communities of color. Bowman lives in Yonkers, New York, with his wife and children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Melissa Oppenheimer   DOB: 4/1/1976
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