|Born||May 18, 1987|
Nyack, NY, USA
Mondaire Jones (Born May 18, 1987) is an American attorney and politician from the state of New York. He is a Democratic candidate in the 2020 elections seeking to represent New York's 17th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Early life and education
Jones was born in Nyack, New York, and raised in Spring Valley, New York, by a single mother. After his mother became ill, Jones was partially raised by his grandparents, who worked multiple jobs to support him. He graduated from public schools in the East Ramapo Central School District. He earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 2009 and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2013.
Jones worked in the United States Department of Justice during the presidency of Barack Obama. He also worked for Davis Polk & Wardwell, clerked for Andrew L. Carter Jr., and for the law department of Westchester County.
Jones announced his candidacy to run in the Democratic Party primary election for the United States House of Representatives to represent New York's 17th congressional district in the 2020 elections against Nita Lowey. Lowey later announced that she would not seek re-election.
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