Chair, Oversight, Analysis and Investigation Committee
Andrew Hevesi was first elected to serve the people of the 28th district in the New York State Assembly on May 10, 2005. A lifelong resident of the area, Assemblyman Hevesi is a determined advocate for his constituents in Forest Hills, Rego Park, Middle Village, Glendale, and Kew Gardens. He maintains a legislative email program to keep constituents up to date on his work in Albany, which also allows them to give feedback on pending legislation. Since taking office, Assemblyman Hevesi has introduced numerous environmentally friendly bills that have been signed into law. He has also championed a number of community improvement projects, including negotiating an agreement with a major industrial train company to reduce noise and odor disturbances for residents that are adjacent to the railways. Assemblyman Hevesi chairs two committees in the New York State Assembly. 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. Andrew believes there is an emerging consensus that our existing energy policies are not sustainable, and can be replaced by numerous new technologies and environmentally neutral energy sources. Andrew has introduced several pieces of legislation and started working on multiple initiatives to enhance environmental efficiency in New York State. Assemblyman Hevesi was appointed Chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations committee in the summer of 2011. With the hundreds of state departments, agencies, authorities, commissions, and task forces that comprise New York State Government, Andrew believes it is essential that the Legislature review that the taxes collected from the residents of New York state are spent wisely with every effort being made to cut down on waste and abuse. Assemblyman Hevesi views Oversight committee investigations as an established mechanism for improving public policy, agency operations, and also as a way to eliminate criminal and inappropriate activities in government including waste and inefficiency. Andrew obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Queens College. He has served as Chief of Staff to former New York State Assemblyman, and now State Senator Jeff Klein. Andrew was the Director of Community Affairs for New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. He has also worked in the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. Currently, Andrew lives in Forest Hills with wife Rachel and their daughter.