Andrew Hevesi Assemblyman
Andrew Hevesi was first elected to represent the 28th Assembly District in a special election on May 10, 2005 to fill a vacant seat left by the resignation of former Assemblyman Michael Cohen. The 28th Assembly District is comprised of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Middle Village, and sections of Glendale, Maspeth, and Kew Gardens.
Prior to his election, Andrew served as Chief of Staff to former New York State Assemblyman, now State Senator, Jeff Klein, and as the Director of Community Affairs for New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Andrew has also worked as a paralegal in the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens County District Attorney's Office.
The Assemblyman currently serves as a member of the following committees: Energy, Health, Labor, Cities, Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
In the spring of 2008, Andrew was appointed Chairman of the Assembly's Subcommittee on Renewable Energy. Andrew recognizes that New York State and our nation are at a turning point regarding how we generate, deliver, and consume energy. There is a growing recognition that our existing energy policies are not sustainable, that there are numerous new technologies, and an emergence of environmentally neutral energy sources. There is also a concerted movement toward energy efficiency and demand reduction. While these are all welcome developments, it is imperative, as with any type of change, that these movements are monitored and guided by sound and calculated government policy. Andrew has introduced several pieces of legislation and started working on multiple initiatives to achieve that end.
Andrew has created a legislative e-mail .pdf"ate program so that his constituents are able to receive .pdf"ates on pending legislation. This program allows concerned constituents to register their support or objections to pending bills and policies before they are enacted. It has proven to be invaluable and enables the Assemblyman and his staff to better understand issues and gauge the concerns of the residents of his district. There are now over fifteen hundred participants in this program.
Andrew was born and raised in Forest Hills and has lived there all his life. He attended PS 144 in Forest Hills. He volunteered locally by serving as Director of the Forest Hills Youth Athletic League Basketball Clinic for over 10 years. Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Queens College and is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Association and the Continental Regular Democratic Association.
Currently, Andrew lives in Forest Hills with his wife Rachel.