Mondaire Jones

A lawyer, non-profit leader, and social activist, Mondaire is the first openly gay black man elected to U.S. Congress. He was born and raised in and around his district and was raised by his single mother and grandparents.

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MondaireJones

33, New York — 17, D

Who are they?

A lawyer, non-profit leader, and social activist, Mondaire is the first openly gay black man elected to U.S. Congress. He was born and raised in and around his district and was raised by his single mother and grandparents.

Pre-Congress?

After graduating from Stanford undergrad and Harvard Law School, Mondaire worked as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and then a litigator in Westchester County’s Law Department. In 2019, he joined the NAACP Board of Directors. He also worked in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration.

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  • LGBT Rights
  • Universal Healthcare/Medicare for All
  • Voting Rights

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