Harvey Weisenberg

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Harvey Weisenberg
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 20th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Arthur Kremer
Personal details
Born (1933-12-31) December 31, 1933 (age 80)[1]
Bronx, New York[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen[2]
Children five[2]
Residence Long Beach, New York[2]
Alma mater New York University
Hofstra University[2]
Profession politician
Website Official website

Harvey Weisenberg (born December 31, 1933)[1] is a Democrat and the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the New York State Assembly. He represents the 20th assembly district, encompassing Atantic Beach, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Island Park, Oceanside, East Rockaway, the Five Towns, and parts of Lynbrook and Rockville Centre.

Weisenberg has been a lifelong resident of Long Beach, New York. He graduated from Long Beach High School in 1952. After attending Niagara University on a basketball scholarship, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in 1958. He holds an Master of Science degree from Hofstra University (1962), along with a professional diploma in administration from the Long Island University C.W. Post Campus (1981). He served as a police officer for the City of Long Beach, then spent over 20 years (1967–1989) working for the East Meadow School District, starting as a teacher and eventually becoming an administrator.[1][2]

Weisenberg served on the Long Beach City Council in 1976 and served as its President in 1977 and 1980. He was elected to the State Assembly on February 14, 1989 in a special election. He authored Jonathan's Law. He and his wife Ellen have five children.[2]

Weisenberg announced on April 28th, 2014 that he would not be seeking re-election and his term with the New York State Assembly would conclude on his birthday, December 31st, 2014. To date, he has helped author and pass over 300 bills. He will be succeeded by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Kaminsky on January 1st, 2015.


External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Arthur Kremer
New York State Assembly, 20th District