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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th district
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Eliot Engel|
April 1, 1976 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||University of New Haven (BA)
Mercy College (MA)
Manhattanville College (EdD)
Jamaal Bowman (born April 1, 1976) is an American educator and political activist. He is the Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 16th congressional district since 2021.
He is a former principal and founder of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a public middle school in The Bronx.
His congressional campaign against Engel was compared to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary challenge against Joe Crowley. Bowman's campaign was supported by Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the editorial board of The New York Times. He defeated Engel in the primary.
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