Democrat for Congress District 16
For those of you who I have not had the privilege of meeting, I would like to introduce myself. I am Mark Jaffe, and I am running for United States Congress in District 16. As your Congressman, I pledge to fight everyday to deliver services that you, the residents, want and need while keeping these services affordable.
Having been born and raised in Westchester, I attended Dobbs Ferry public schools, graduated SUNY Albany cum laude, and studied both business and public administration before graduating from Cardozo School of Law. Since 1990, together with my wife, Helana, we have raised our family near Quarry Heights in West Harrison.
Much of my life has been dedicated to public service, raising funds for local not-for-profits, and cutting wasteful government spending. After graduating college I started a successful business employing over one hundred people. I then went on to serve as Treasurer of the Manhattan Borough Economic Development Corp. Currently, I serve as the President & CEO of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce - a membership group that represents over 30,000 business and civic leaders. Moreover, I founded the Chamber Legal Center where I advocate daily for local business across our state and serve as legal counsel to the New York Rx Card.
I’ve developed and promoted successful programs that are defining platforms of my Congressional campaign. Higher statewide minimum wage, effective job training programs, sensible gun control legislation, important funding for critical infrastructure, promoting affordable healthcare, equality for all, and responsible economic development have been the cornerstones of my career. I have over 20 years of experience working with local, city, state, and federal officials, and am a proven leader who gets things done.
My experience and background have prepared me to serve in these difficult and uncertain times. If you are ready for a leader with common sense ideas who respects the ways our hard earned dollars are spent and is dedicated to improving our public safety, I am your candidate!