Jamaal Bowman NY-16

Jamaal Bowman
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AP Wire Photo on June 23, 2022

Summary

Current Position: US Representative of NY District 16 since 2021
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position: Educator from 2003 – 2020
Other Positions:  Vice Chair, Committee on Education and Labor
District:  Covers the southern half of Westchester County, including Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Bowman’s hometown of Yonkers

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I spent 20 years as an educator, seeing firsthand how transforming a child’s learning environment can unlock their full potential. The Green New Deal for Public Schools is about transforming our schools into cleaner spaces for our children and our planet.

Bowman is the founder and former principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a public middle school in Eastchester, Bronx.  Bowman defeated 16-term incumbent Eliot Engel in the 2020 Democratic primary. Bowman is a member of the Squad, an informal group of progressive House Democrats
 
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About

Source: Government page

Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D., represents New York’s 16th District, which includes the Northern Bronx and parts of Westchester County, including Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon. Rep. Bowman was born and raised in New York City, spending his early years in public housing and rent-controlled apartments.

He was raised by his mother, who supported them with her post office worker’s salary. After graduating from the University of New Haven, Rep. Bowman began his career as a crisis intervention teacher in a Bronx public school and went on to earn a master’s degree in guidance counseling from Mercy College and a doctorate in education from Manhattanville College. In 2009, he went on to found Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA), a Bronx middle school focused on unlocking the natural brilliance of all children through a holistic curriculum, where he served as principal for a decade. Bowman lives in Yonkers, New York, with his wife and three beautiful children.

Personal

Full Name: Jamaal Bowman

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Melissa; 3 Children

Birth Date: 04/01/1976

Birth Place: New York City, NY

Home City:  Yonkers, NY

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Education

Bacherlor’s, University of New Haven

EdH, Organizational Leadership, Manhattanville College

Master’s, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, Mercy College, 2000-2007

Political Experience

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 16, 2021-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 16, 2022

Offices

Contact

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Politics

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Finances

Source: Open Secrets

Committees

Representative Bowman was appointed to serve on the following committees in the 117th Congress:

House Committee on Education and Labor

Congressman Bowman serves as the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor in the 117th Congress.

Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment

Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Congressman Bowman serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy in the 117th Congress. To view committee hearings, click here. To view committee markups, click here.

New Legislation

First Term Accomplishments

• Brought over $200 million in aid to NY-16, including over $20 million going directly to local groups, nonprofits, and governments committed to helping our seniors, improving infrastructure, and providing better access to healthcare services and enrichment activities for our youth

• Introduced nine bills to invest in our schools, tell the truth, make the rich pay their fair share, end corporate greed and assist regular people in America. Most notably, Bowman’s bill Green New Deal for Public Schools would invest $10 trillion over 10 years into our public schools.

• Been on the frontlines to protect our communities against COVID-19 by opening vaccine centers and distributing PPE and testing kits

• Stood alongside communities devastated by climate change and Hurricane Ida by delivering relief to families, individuals, and small business owners

• Fought for regular, working people by advocating for universal child care, disability rights, affordable prescription drugs, affordable housing, and more

• Delivered resources to our communities to improve and expand mental health resources and prevent violence

• Advocated for homeowners

• Been arrested for fighting for voting rights

• Joined millions around the world in support of human rights

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Issues

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First Term Accomplishments

• Brought over $200 million in aid to NY-16, including over $20 million going directly to local groups, nonprofits, and governments committed to helping our seniors, improving infrastructure, and providing better access to healthcare services and enrichment activities for our youth

• Introduced nine bills to invest in our schools, tell the truth, make the rich pay their fair share, end corporate greed and assist regular people in America. Most notably, Bowman’s bill Green New Deal for Public Schools would invest $10 trillion over 10 years into our public schools.

• Been on the frontlines to protect our communities against COVID-19 by opening vaccine centers and distributing PPE and testing kits

• Stood alongside communities devastated by climate change and Hurricane Ida by delivering relief to families, individuals, and small business owners

• Fought for regular, working people by advocating for universal child care, disability rights, affordable prescription drugs, affordable housing, and more

• Delivered resources to our communities to improve and expand mental health resources and prevent violence

• Advocated for homeowners

• Been arrested for fighting for voting rights

• Joined millions around the world in support of human rights

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Services

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District

Source: Wikipedia

New York’s 16th congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives represented by Jamaal Bowman.

The 16th district includes a small portion of the northern Bronx (specifically the neighborhood of Wakefield) and the southern half of Westchester County, including the suburban cities of White Plains, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and Rye.

In 2008, the previous version of this district gave Barack Obama his largest victory margin of any congressional district, a margin of 90% (95–5%).[3] The current configuration of the 16th district is strongly Democratic, though it is not as overwhelmingly Democratic as other districts in the city.

Wikipedia

Jamaal Anthony Bowman (born April 1, 1976) is an American politician and former educator serving as the United States representative for New York’s 16th congressional district since 2021.

Bowman is the founder and former principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a public middle school in Eastchester, Bronx. He defeated 16-term incumbent Eliot Engel in the 2020 Democratic primary and was first elected to Congress in November that year. He is a member of the Squad, an informal group of leftist members of the House Democratic Caucus.

On October 26, 2023, Bowman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for willfully setting off a false fire alarm in the Cannon House Office Building. In exchange for his guilty plea, the charge was dropped. On December 7, the House of Representatives voted 214–191 to censure him for the fire alarm incident.[4][5] In 2024, Bowman ran for reelection[6] and lost to Westchester County executive George Latimer in the district’s Democratic primary.[7] Bowman was the first member of the Squad to lose a primary.[8][9]

Early life and education

Jamaal Anthony Bowman[10] was born on April 1, 1976,[11] in Manhattan, a borough of New York City. He lived with his grandmother in the East River Houses in East Harlem during the week, and on weekends with his mother and sisters in Yorkville on the Upper East Side. His grandmother died when he was eight years old, after which he lived full time on the Upper East Side.[12][13] At age 16, he moved with his family to Sayreville, New Jersey.[13] He attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he played on the football team.[14]

Bowman briefly attended Potomac State Junior College in West Virginia before earning a Bachelor of Arts in sports management from the University of New Haven in 1999.[15] At the University of New Haven, he played college football as a linebacker for the New Haven Chargers.[16][17] Bowman later earned a Master of Arts in counseling from Mercy College and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Manhattanville College.[18]

Teaching career

After earning his undergraduate degree, Bowman decided not to pursue a career in sports management. Upon the suggestion of a family friend who worked for the New York City Department of Education, Bowman began working as an educator. His first job was as a crisis management teacher in a South Bronx elementary school.[13] In 2009, he founded Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, a public middle school in the Bronx.[12][13]

As principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action, Bowman curated a “wall of honor” featuring likenesses of prominent Black, Latino, and Asian individuals. Its honorees included Martin Luther King Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, Cynthia McKinney, Mutulu Shakur, and Assata Shakur.[19][20][21] HuffPost political reporter Daniel Marans criticized Bowman for including “a notorious antisemite and two Black militants convicted of murder and armed robbery”; Bowman’s campaign spokesperson responded that it is “a rhetorical tool of the far right to insinuate educating students on major figures of Black American history is serving to promote hateful or divisive rhetoric or actions.”[19]

Bowman became a leading advocate against standardized testing, calling it “slavery”.[22][23][24] His blog on the role of standardized testing received national attention.[22] He wrote that high-stakes testing had a role in perpetuating inequalities,[25] including turnover, tumult, and a vicious cycle it creates in students’ and educators’ lives, saying performance assessments damage a school’s ability to teach.

Bowman also advocated for children to receive arts, history, and science education in addition to the basics of literacy and numeracy.[22] Bowman’s school policy used a restorative justice model to address the school-to-prison pipeline.[26] After 10 years as principal, he left the job to focus on his congressional campaign.[27]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2020

The progressive Justice Democrats recruited Bowman to run for the United States House of Representatives in New York’s 16th congressional district, represented by 16-term incumbent Eliot Engel.[28] Engel had served as a member of the House since 1989 and as chair of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs since the first session of the 116th United States Congress. Bowman was inspired to run by the insurgent 2018 campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and called his platform “anti-poverty and anti-racist”, with support for housing, criminal justice reform, education, Medicare for All, and a Green New Deal.[29] No Republican even filed, meaning that whoever won the Democratic primary was virtually assured of victory in November. Registered Democrats in the district outnumbered registered Republicans by more than four to one, so a Republican challenger would have faced very steep odds in any case.[30]

Bowman’s campaign criticized Engel’s record on foreign policy and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bowman’s endorsements from the Sunrise Movement and the New York Working Families Party assisted with fundraising despite being well behind Engel.[31] He was also endorsed by Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the editorial board of The New York Times.[28][32]

Bowman won the primary on July 17, 2020, with 55% of the vote.[33][30] In the general election, he defeated Conservative nominee Patrick McManus with 84% of the vote.[34]

2022

Bowman was challenged in the Democratic primary by Westchester County legislator Vedat Gashi, who was endorsed by Bowman’s predecessor and 2020 primary opponent, Eliot Engel.[35] Bowman won the primary with 54% of the vote, and the general election with 64% of the vote.[36]

2024

Westchester County Executive and former state senator George Latimer, a moderate democrat, defeated Bowman in the Democratic primary by 17 percent.[6][37] It was the most expensive House of Representatives primary in U.S. history, with many pro-Israel groups supporting Latimer.[6][38]

Tenure

Bowman with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary Xavier Becerra

Upon his swearing-in, Bowman joined The Squad, a group of progressive Democratic lawmakers.[39][40][41] He has been described as far left.[42][43][44][45]

In January 2021, following the storming of the United States Capitol, Bowman introduced the Congressional Oversight of Unjust Policing Act (COUP Act) to establish a commission to investigate how United States Capitol Police handled the storming of the Capitol and to look at potential ties of some of its members to white nationalism.[46] Bowman said that introducing the bill was “critical when you look at the disparity in terms of how the Capitol Police responded to the insurrection on Wednesday, versus how they responded to—not just [Black Lives Matter] protestors this summer, but other people of color, and people who are disabled, historically”.[47] The legislation came after Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer called for the Capitol Police chief’s resignation.[48]

On November 5, 2021, Bowman was one of six House Democrats to break with their party and vote against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act because it did not include the Build Back Better Act.[49][50]

Bowman was among the 46 House Democrats who voted against final passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023.[51]

Fire alarm incident and House censure

Bowman pulling the alarm

On September 30, 2023, while House Democrats were attempting to delay a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government ahead of a midnight deadline, Bowman pulled a fire alarm in the Cannon House Office Building, causing the building to be evacuated for an hour and a half.[52] Bowman initially claimed that he had set off the alarm by accident, telling reporters, “I thought the alarm would open the door”.[53][54] His office released “suggested talking points” for political allies, which reiterated the claim that the alarm was an accident and called some Republicans “Nazis”, language Bowman said he had not approved.[55][56][57] Then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy alleged that the fire alarm was a delaying tactic, and promised punishment for Bowman. Other House Republicans suggested measures ranging from censure to expulsion.[58][59]

After a Capitol Police investigation, Bowman accepted a deal in which he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor crime of willfully or knowingly falsely pulling a fire alarm, paid the maximum fine of $1,000, and wrote a letter of apology to police; in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the charges against him after three months.[60][61][62]

On December 7, 2023, the House censured Bowman for the incident by a 214–191 vote, with three Democrats joining Republicans in censuring him.[63] Afterwards, the House Ethics Committee dropped its review of Bowman’s actions as moot.[64]

Foreign and defense policy

In September 2021, Bowman voted in favor of providing Israel with an additional $1 billion in aid to fund its Iron Dome missile defense system.[65] His vote was controversial among members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and sparked debate within the DSA about whether it should require that its members support Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel.[66] A spokesman confirmed in October 2023 that Bowman had let his DSA membership expire in 2022 following DSA’s response to his vote.[67] But in May 2024, Bowman rejoined the organization and was endorsed by its New York City chapter.[68][69] This came as he faced a strong primary challenge from George Latimer, who was endorsed by many pro-Israel lobby groups.[70][71]

Bowman was among 51 House Democrats who voted against the final passage of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Explaining his vote, he said, “it is astounding how quickly Congress moves weapons but we can’t ensure housing, care, and justice for our veterans, nor invest in robust jobs programs for districts like mine.”[72][73]

On July 18, 2023, Bowman and eight other progressive Democrats voted against a congressional non-binding resolution proposed by August Pfluger that “the State of Israel is not a racist or apartheid state”, that Congress rejects “all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia”, and that “the United States will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel”.[74]

On October 25, 2023, Bowman and eight other progressive Democrats, along with Republican Thomas Massie, voted against congressional bipartisan non-binding resolution H. Res. 771 supporting Israel in the wake of the 2023 Hamas attack on Israel. The resolution stated that the House of Representatives “stands with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists” and “reaffirms the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security”; it passed 412–10–6.[75][76]

On November 17, 2023, Bowman called reports of Israeli women being raped during the 2023 Hamas attack “propaganda” and a “lie”. After Politico reached out to his office about his statements in March 2024, Bowman walked back his previous remarks.[77][78] Bowman apologized in June 2024, saying, “Immediately when the U.N. provided additional evidence, I voted to condemn the sexual violence.”[79][80]

Liberal Israel lobby group J Street withdrew its endorsement of Bowman on January 29, 2024, citing the “framing and approach” of his response to the Hamas attack. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami said that Bowman had “gone too far”.[81]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

2020

2020 Democratic primary[85]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
DemocraticJamaal Bowman49,36755.4
DemocraticEliot Engel (incumbent)36,14940.6
DemocraticChris Fink1,6251.8
DemocraticSammy Ravelo1,1391.3
DemocraticAndom Ghebreghiorgis (withdrawn)7610.9
Total votes89,041 100.0
New York’s 16th congressional district, 2020[86]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticJamaal Bowman 218,471 84.2
ConservativePatrick McManus41,08515.8
Total votes259,556 100.0
Democratic hold

2022

2022 Democratic primary results[87]
PartyCandidateVotes%
DemocraticJamaal Bowman (incumbent) 21,643 54.2
DemocraticVedat Gashi10,00925.0
DemocraticCatherine Parker7,50318.8
DemocraticMark Jaffee6081.5
Total votes39,961 100.0
Bowman at Messiah Baptist Church in New York

Personal life

Bowman lives with his wife, Melissa Oppenheimer, and their three children in Yonkers, New York.[12][88] His wife was upset about his decision to run for office for “the first eleven months”, Bowman said on an episode of The Carlos Watson Show.[89]

Bowman is a fan of New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He described hip-hop as a “culture that is created by teenagers who were forgotten about, and because they were forgotten about, they were forced to come together and create something beautiful”.[90] Bowman drew inspiration from the Wu-Tang Clan during his underdog campaign,[91] and has frequently been seen in a Wu-Tang Clan emblazoned face covering during the COVID-19 pandemic,[91][92][93] which GQ noted allowed Bowman to send voters a message.[94]

From 2011 to 2014, Bowman maintained a blog on which he promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories. After the blog was reported on by The Daily Beast, Bowman said he regretted his posts.[95][96][97] In May 2024, The Daily Beast revealed that Bowman’s personal YouTube account was subscribed to dozens of fringe conspiracy channels, at least several of which he had subscribed to since being elected to Congress. In response, Bowman denied knowledge of any of the channels or their content.[98]

See also

Explanatory notes

  1. ^ Elected on both Democratic Party and WFP ballot lines in New York by way of electoral fusion[1]
  2. ^ The DSA is not a registered political party, but a political organization for democratic socialists.[2]
  3. ^ Representative Bowman allowed his membership with the DSA to expire in 2022, but rejoined the organization in 2024.[3]

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