Jahana Hayes is a congresswoman and US Representative who has served in office from 2019. She was formerly a schoolteacher who won the National Teacher of the Year in 2016.
Hayes is one of the most decorated teachers in the world and has established herself as a popular US representative. She is working in the government and has an agenda of making life easier for teachers in the US. Learn about her husband, age, and family life below.
Who Is Representative Jahana Hayes’ Husband?
Hayes is married to a man named Milford Hayes. He is a police officer in Waterbury who contracted the Coronavirus in late April 2020. She was also placed in quarantine following the incident.
Her husband recovered from the virus and is doing well as of July 2020. He serves as a detective in Waterbury. Her husband is 49 years old as of 2020 and is in the high-risk age group but he survived nonetheless.
She Has Four Children
The Democrat lives in Wolcott, Connecticut, the USA with her husband Milford and her 4 children which includes daughter Asia Coxton. She gave birth to her first child, Asia, when she was just 17 years old.
Her youngest child, a son named Myles is 10 years old while all of her other children are adults.
Her Daughter Has Followed In Her Footsteps
The politician’s oldest daughter. Asia is also a teacher, the 28-year-old teaches social studies at a school near her hometown of West Hartford, Connecticut.
Her mother also hopes that she will soon join her in her political career and taking over when she passes away. Asia and Myles were by Jahana’s side when she received Teacher of the Year award in 2016.
Hayes Advocates Is 47 Years Old In 2020
Jahana Hayes was born Jahana Flemming on March 8, 1973, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Hayes’ Husband Had A Task Force To End Blight
Waterbury Police Department handed over a task force to Milford whose main objective was to end the property crime taking place in the county.
He tackled the financial fraud taking place within the housing and property market of Waterbury.
She Gave Birth At 17
While acing her academics and being on the honor roll at school, she became pregnant when she was a teen and had to switch to a school for teen mothers.
She later recalled she wanted to quit high school entirely but she stayed in school thanks to a guidance counselor. Then, she enrolled in university after getting a high school diploma while also working as a nurse’s aide to support her daughter.
Hayes Had A Rough Childhood
Her campaign websites and numerous interviews have revealed that she grew up in poverty living in a housing project in Connecticut when she was younger.
She lived in Berkeley Heights housing project in Waterbury, the same town where she resides today. While it was bad in their housing at one point they lost their home and became homeless.
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After becoming a politician, she said that she uses her rough background to better relate with her students and her supporters.
What Is Jahana Hayes’ Net Worth?
Her net worth is estimated at $1 million but she has a lot of debt. In fact, her financial disclosure filed in August 2019, revealed that she had $115,000 to $300,000 in student debt.
She also has a rental property on Englewood Avenue in Waterbury.
What Is Her Salary?
Hayes earns around $174,000 a year as per reports of the financial disclosure and her husband also earned $81,558 annually as a detective putting their household income of $255,500.
She Has A Master’s Degree
Hayes graduated from high school then went to Naugatuck Valley Community College earning an associate degree. Then she earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State.
In 2012, she graduated with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Saint Joseph.
Her Sixth-Year Certificate was earned from the University of Bridgeport School of Education.