Assemblyman  Michael Novakhov

Michael “Misha” Novakhov was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 45th Assembly District includes portions of Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, and Brighton Beach.

Michael is originally from the former USSR and was fortunate to have successfully immigrated to the United States with his family. Michael has worked for 20 years in the radio business, and in 2019, he co-founded Freedom FM, the most listened to Russian-language radio station in the country. His story is the true embodiment of the American Dream and because of this, he holds a unique perspective on many issues facing New Yorkers and Americans.

As an Assemblyman, Michael plans to work to combat rising crime, especially against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish communities, make health care and housing more affordable, and protect the overall quality of life for his constituents and residents across New York State.

Michael is proud to be an integral part of his community in his hometown of Brooklyn and is excited to roll up his sleeves and get to work on their behalf.

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Victory for New Yorkers

Assemblymember Michael Novakhov (R, C-Brooklyn) today expressed his support for the decision to indefinitely postpone the proposed congestion pricing plan. This outcome marks a significant victory for New Yorkers and the principles of common-sense governance....

Assemblyman Novakhov Leads Successful Effort: Lincoln Center Cancels Pro-Putin Performance

Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) commends the Lincoln Center for its decision to cancel a scheduled performance by the Mariinsky Group, a pro-Putin ensemble led by Valery Gergiev. The group's participation in the 25th Anniversary Gala of the...

Novakhov Reflects on Six Months Following Hamas Terrorist Attack

“It’s been six months since the barbaric terrorist group Hamas attacked innocent men, women and children in Israel. The atrocities of that day cannot be overstated, and every day since that attack Israel has been defending itself not only against...

Novakhov Celebrates Funding for District

Today, Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) announced the 45th Assembly District has received $20,000 in grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). These grants will go to Homecrest Community Services, a non-profit organization that...

Novakhov Blasts Adams’ Proposed Budget Cuts To Education And Police

Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) voiced his displeasure with the cuts to education and law enforcement proposed by Mayor Adams. The proposed cuts to the NYPD would bring the number of police officers to the lowest levels in decades. Novakhov...

Michael’s official statement on the situation in Israel

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