US House, NY-17

Mondaire Jones


  • Supports the Green New Deal
  • Committed to a just transition to a 100% renewable energy future
  • While serving in Congress, he earned a 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Toss up race - in 2022 he lost this race by under 1% of the vote
  • In 2020, he made history by becoming one of the first openly LGBTQIA+ Black candidates elected to Congress
  • Flipping this seat will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level


Mondaire Jones is running to represent New York's 17th Congressional District. He previously served one term in Congress and lost his race in 2022 due to redistricting.  Prior to serving in Congress, he attended public schools in East Ramapo and earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. At 19, Jones was elected chair of a committee on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors.  He worked in the Obama Administration within the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice after college.  While at the Office of Legal Policy, Jones worked on judicial nominations for the White House.  Jones then attended Harvard Law School, where he represented defendants who could not afford counsel in criminal court. After graduating, he continued to do pro bono work and was honored by the Legal Aid Society for his service.  Jones was an attorney in Westchester County’s Law Department and the co-founder of the non-profit Rising Leaders, Inc., which teaches leadership skills to underserved middle-school students. He is also a board member of Yonkers Partners in Education Board.

During his tenure in Congress, he was a co-chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus and supported a just transition to 100 percent renewable energy, creating 20 million good-paying jobs in the process. He also supports Green New Deal. During his time in Congress, he earned an applaudable 100% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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