About Jesse Hamilton

Democrat Democrat

District 20

Senator Jesse Hamilton was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Ithaca College,  received his M.B.A. from Long Island University in 1990 and his J.D. from Seton Hall university in 1994. Jesse and his wife Lorna have lived in Brooklyn for over 20 years and they have two children, Carla and Jesse IV, and a Dachshund named Paxton.

Jesse has spent his entire career helping people, including over 15 years as an elected official in Crown Heights, eight years as President of the School Board and eight representing the community as District Leader of the 43rd Assembly District. 

Jesse was the President of the Lincoln Civic Block Association, where he organized community actions to enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood. One of the Association's greatest achievements was bringing the community together after the tragic shooting of Benny Lyde, and bringing Benny's killers to justice. Jesse was also President of the Rosa Parks Independent Democratic Organization.

Jesse spent 28 years in the New York City Department of Finance conducting small claims hearing for property tax reductions. He also served as Vice President of Community Board 8 for seven years in Crown Heights, and was a DC37 Union Member for 28 years. He is a member of the New York State Bar and Brooklyn Bar Association and provided Pro Bono legal services, representing neighborhood youth accused of crimes free of charge.

Jesse looks forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of the 20th Senate District’s more than 300,000 residents.