Candidate Details

Mondaire Jones

House - Incumbent

Mondaire Jones was raised by a single mother in Rockland County, New York and went on to graduate from Stanford and Harvard Law School. He began his career in the Obama administration’s Department of Justice, where he worked on judicial nominations and criminal justice reform. Before winning election to Congress in 2020, Jones previously served on the NAACP National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Jones recognizes the special relationship between the US and Israel and will work to maintain it as a member of Congress. He is a strong proponent of a two state-solution and argues it is the best, if not only, way to solve this conflict. Jones will not shy away from calling out actions that challenge peace. To reach a mediated resolution, he asserts that Israel must stop building and expanding settlements in the West Bank and demolishing Palestinian homes, as these actions prevent the territorial integrity of a future Palestinian state and undermine Palestinian faith in Israel’s commitment to a two state-solution. Jones will call for continued US leadership in negotiations. In addition, he maintains the US must restart funding to the PA and UN agencies supporting Palestinian refugees. Jones was an early supporter of the JCPOA and has been vocal in his support of the agreement on the trail. In Congress, he will work to reenter the deal.