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Kappa Alpha Psi’s Hakeem Jeffries Was Just Elected Democratic Caucus Chair

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On Wednesday, House Democrats elected Representative Hakeem Jeffries to lead their caucus when they assume control in January.

Jeffries represents New York’s 8th congressional district in Brooklyn and Queens and is a Spring 1989 initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi’s Mu Kappa Chapter at Binghampton University.

The 48-year-old congressman beat out fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee of California in a 123-113 vote.

The Democratic Caucus chair position will be the No. 5 position in House leadership. It was opened up after Rep. Joe Crowley was beaten in the primaries by 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earlier this summer.

Jeffries is seen by many in the Democratic Party as a rising star and a potential future Speaker of The House.

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