Gregory Weldon Meeks (born September 25, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district formerly included in the last congress most of southeastern Queens, including Jamaica, Laurelton, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway, and the John F. Kennedy International Airport. His district is made up mainly of middle and upper middle-class African-American communities, but also included a small part of Ozone Park and part of Howard Beach known as Old Howard Beach--both of which are predominantly middle-class Italian-Americans communities. In addition, he represented much of Kew Gardens and northern Richmond Hill.
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