Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman is an American educator and politician. He is the Democratic nominee in the 2020 election to represent New York’s 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Jamaal is a middle school principal and has been a teacher and public school advocate for twenty years.

Jamaal Bowman has defeated longtime U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary for New York’s 16th Congressional District, The Associated Press projects.

What is Jamaal Bowman Famous for?

  • Being Democratic nominee in the 2020 election to represent New York’s 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Where is Jamaal Bowman from?

Jamaal Bowman was born in Manhattan, New York City, the USA on 1st April 1976. He raised by a single mother with two older sisters.  He spent the first seven years of his life in the East River Houses with his grandmother during the week and with his mother in Yorkville, Manhattan, knickerbocker plaza on the weekends. Sadly, when Bowman was eight, his grandmother died. There is no information about his father. when he was 16, his family moved to New Jersey. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to African-American ethnic background. His religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign is Aries. 

Regarding his education, He attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, where he played on the football team. Later, he enrolled at Potomac State Junior College. Bowman also attended the University of New Haven where he got his undergraduate degree in sports management in May 1999. Later, he earned a Master of Arts in counseling from Mercy College and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Manhattanville College.

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Jamaal Bowman’s Career Timelines

  • Bowman’s first job was as a fourth-grade crisis management teacher at Public School in a South Bronx public elementary school. 
  • In 2009, After seeing the failures in our education system, Jamaal started Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA), a public middle school in the Bronx.
  • He has advocated for children to receive arts, history, and science education in addition to the basics of literacy and numeracy.
  • After ten years, He left the job of the principal to focus on his congressional campaign. 
  • Subsequently, he joined the 2020 Democratic primary race for a ticket to face Republican opposition in the general election to be held later in the year.
  • Bowman beat 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel.

Jamaal Bowman’s wife

Jamaal Bowman is a married person. He lives in Yonkers, New York with his wife Melissa Oppenheimer and three children.

 Previously, Bowman had engaged with Toyami Als but Bowman sued his fiancée to return a $5,800 engagement ring after their relationship broke down in April 2003. They had a son together. They are co-parenting their son for the last 17 years. He is now in college. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Jamaal Bowman’s Height 

Jamaal Bowman is a handsome man with a mesomorph body build. He stands at the tall height of 1.82 m (6feet and 1 inch) and his weight is around 78 kg (172 lbs.). His chest size is 45 inches, waist size is 35 inches and arms size is 16 inches. His shoe size is 10 (US). He usually keeps bald head and his eye color is Dark Brown.

Jamaal Bowman’s Net worth

Since the early 2000s, Jamaal Bowman has worked in different capacities. Bowman has earned a good income from his career as an educator. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million and above.

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