Mondaire Jones Bio and Wiki
Mondaire Jones is an American attorney and politician who is the Democratic nominee in the 2020 election to represent New York’s 17th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Since the Democratic party is the predominant political party in the region, Jones is already considered as the Representative-Elect. Jones is black and proudly gay and is set to replace Rep. Nita Lowey who is retiring.
Mondaire Jones Age
Jones was born in 1987 in Nyack, New York, and grew up in Spring Valley, New York, United States. He is 33 years old in 2020.
Mondaire Jones Height
Jones appears to be quite tall in stature going by his photos. His height is around 6 ft 2 in.
Mondaire Jones Family
Jones was born to a black single mother in Nyack, New York, and grew up in Spring Valley, New York, United States. He then lived with his grandparents who worked multiple jobs to support him after his mother fell ill.
His grandfather was a janitor and his grandmother cleaned homes. Jones’ grandfather experienced racism when growing up in Virginia as white students would spit on him through their school bus windows as he walked on the dirt path below on his way to school. Not much else is available about Jones’ family. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Mondaire Jones Wife | Husband | Partner
Jones is publicly gay. He came out of the closet when he was 24. However, he keeps his personal relationships tightly under wraps. Therefore, it is not known who his current partner is, or whether he is married or still single.
Mondaire Jones Education
Jones is a Havard trained lawyer by profession. He went to public schools in the East Ramapo Central School District before joining Stanford University from where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 2009. He then enrolled at Harvard Law School for his Juris Doctor graduating in 2013.
Mondaire Jones Israel
In his own words, Jones is going to be an independent voice in the House. He is going to be a friend to Israel though he did not see Israel as much of an issue in his primary campaign. Jones will work to repair and strengthen the Black-Jewish relationship in his district. He said, “Having been born and raised in Rockland County, I feel like I’m part of the Jewish family.”
Mondaire Jones Polls
Jones polled strongly quite early in the primary race when he declared his intention to challenge longtime incumbent, Nita Lowey. He opened an early lead in the polls and maintained it throughout the primary race.
Mondaire Jones for Congress
Jones emerged victorious in a crowded Democratic primary for Ney York’s 17th district. He is a progressive candidate who was supported by the institutional left. Due to the democratic Party dominance in the region, Jones’ victory in the primary has all but ensured that he will join Congress in 2021 becoming among the first openly gay members of Congress. Along with Jamaal Bowman (NY16), he is deemed as having ridden the Insurgent Wave of Black Lives matter to win in the House Primary.
Mondaire Jones Nita Lowey
Jones is set to succeed longtime Congresswoman Rep. Nita Lowey as the representative for New York’s 17th district. Lowey has been the representative for more than three decades and is finally retiring at 83 years. Jones beat many competitors in a crowded Democratic primary including his closet challenger Adam Schleifer.
Mondaire Jones Endorsements
Jones’ unlikely campaign received numerous boosts when he was endorsed by various influential Democrats. His candidature was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren in February 2020. Other most notable backers were Senators Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Mondaire Jones Net Worth
Jones is a Harvard trained lawyer by profession and the Representative-elect for New York’s 17th Congressional District. He is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million.
Is Rep Mondaire Jones gay
Jones is openly gay and is set to be among the first if not the first black openly gay member of Congress. He came out when he was 24 years old.