Andrew Hevesi

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Andrew Hevesi
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 28th district
Assumed office
May 11, 2005
Preceded by Michael L. Cohen
Personal details
Born November 19, 1973
Forest Hills, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rachel[1]
Residence Forest Hills, New York[1]
Alma mater Queens College
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Andrew D. Hevesi (born November 19, 1973) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing the 28th Assembly District, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Ridgewood, and Middle Village.[2]

Early life and family[edit]

Hevesi is the son of former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, and the brother of former New York State Senator Daniel Hevesi.[3]

Andrew Hevesi held several public service positions before being elected to the New York State Assembly, including a period in both the Queens District Attorney's office and as Director of Community Affairs for Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Hevesi also served as Chief of Staff for current New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein.[citation needed]

Hevesi has a BA degree in political science from Queens College. He and his wife Rachel, along with their daughter, reside in Forest Hills, New York.[1]

Political career[edit]

On May 10, 2005 Hevesi won a special election to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of former Assemblyman Michael Cohen,[1][3][4] serving for the remainder of his term.[5] He was re-elected in November 2006 and has been re-elected in all subsequent elections.

From June 2011 to February 2015 Assemblyman Hevesi served as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation, a position previously held by both New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein. As Chair, Assemblyman Hevesi held hearings on numerous topics including healthcare, human trafficking, and technology infrastructure in New York State.[6]

Hevesi has secured a total of $6 million for freight locomotive engine upgrades in the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 New York State Budgets.[7][8] The initiative was prompted by a constituency in his district that suffered from constant locomotive idling and emissions from outdated locomotive engines.[citation needed]

In February 2015 Assemblyman Hevesi was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Social Services.[9] He continues to serve as a member of the committees on Health, Energy, Insurance, and Labor.[citation needed]

Election results[edit]

Andrew D. Hevesi (DEMWOR) ... 4,188
Anthony Como (REPINDCON) ... 2,817
  • November 2006 general election, NYS Assembly, 28th AD[11]
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEMWOR) ... 14,790
Dolores Maddis (REPCON) ... 5,653
  • November 2008 general election, NYS Assembly, 28th AD[12]
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEMWOR) ... 24,255
Walter E. Schmidt (REP) ... 8,948
  • November 2010 general election, NYS Assembly, 28th AD[13]
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEMWOR) ... 14,237
Aleksander P. Powietrzynski (REPCON) ... 7,578
Joseph E. Tiraco (IND) ... 1,017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Andrew Hevesi: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "New York State Assembly – Member Section". Assembly.state.ny.us. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hutchinson, Bill (May 11, 2005). "Hevesi's Son Wins Qns. Assembly Seat". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (May 11, 2005). "State Comptroller's Son Wins Race To Replace Queens Assemblyman". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "New York State Democratic Committee Biography". Archived from the original on November 25, 2005. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "New York State Assembly – Member Section". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New train engines to improve Queens air quality". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Environmental Coalition Secures $3 million in State Budget to Fight Train Pollution". Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Under Heastie, few changes in Assembly committee posts". Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Special Election Results, 28th Assembly District: May 10, 2005" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 7, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 4, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 23, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  13. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 18, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Cohen
New York State Assembly, 28th District
2005–present
Incumbent