A Life-Long Fighter for New Yorkers
No one has worked more tenaciously to improve our city than Jerry. On top of delivering the funding for the 2nd Avenue Subway and the Gateway Program, Jerry has led the national fight to increase federal funding for mass transit. He’s made sure that New Yorkers have greener parks, cleaner city streets, and safer communities to raise their kids in.
A life-long fighter for New York and its residents, Jerry came to center stage as the “Ground Zero Congressman,” ably representing the district that was hit in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and working tirelessly in the aftermath to deliver substantial federal aid to first responders and survivors. During COVID, Jerry stood up for our hard-hit city–he made sure that New York schools had safe air for educators and students to breathe and ensured that small businesses received the support they needed to stay open.
The son of a chicken farmer, Jerry was born in Brooklyn and is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia College and Fordham Law School. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife Joyce. They have one son, Michael, and they recently became proud grandparents.