Carl Heastie

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Carl Heastie is an African American member of the New York State Assembly for the 83rd district, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Elected in 2000, Heastie is a Democrat, though he is known to be more conservative than his colleagues on a number of social issues.[citation needed]

Heastie is also the county leader of the Democratic Party in the Bronx.[1]

Since taking office, Heastie became one of the lead negotiators for the construction of a new K-8 school in his district. He has also sponsored legislation to require mandatory reporting of alleged child abuse of students in New York City.

He earned a BS in Applied Mathematics/Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from the Bernard M. Baruch College at the City University of New York.[2]


  1. ^ New York Daily News, January 26, 2010
  2. ^ Project Vote Smart

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Samuel Bea
New York State Assembly, 83rd District