Council Member Jared R. Rice Jared R. Rice is a local product of the New Rochelle public school system; he graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1997. After high school, Jared received a basketball scholarship to Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science. Jared subsequently attended North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2004.
When Jared moved back to New York after law school he joined his mother, Gail B. Rice and his father, J. Roger Rice in the New Rochelle law firm of Rice and Rice, Attorneys at Law. In January of 2010, his mother left the firm to become a full time judge here in the City of New Rochelle.
In 2010, Jared was first elected to the New Rochelle City Council representing District 3. He was recently reelected last November to his second four-year term. In his brief time in office, Jared has supported passage of GreeNR, New Rochelle’s first plan for sustainable growth; brought special attention to New Rochelle parks as he organized the renaming of the Ruby Dee Park at Library Green; was instrumental in bringing jobs to District 3 residents by way of job training in both the construction industry and burgeoning green jobs sector; spearheaded a committee on Community Policing; and was named co-chair of My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle, a White House sponsored initiative designed to allow boys and young men of color reach their potential in life.
Jared is married to his high school sweetheart Jasmine. They are the proud parents of a young daughter, Jocelyn and a younger son, Jayden.