Andrew (Andrew) Hevesi (D-SH028)
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Capitol: 518.455.4926
FAX: 518.455.5459
District: 718.263.5595
Assemblywoman
Room 626 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248

District Office:
70-50 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Elected: 2005    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Rachel Ross   DOB: 11/19/1973
Committee Assignments
ChairmanAssembly Committee on Children and Families
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Human Services and Labor
MemberAssembly Committee on Codes
MemberAssembly Committee on Health
MemberAssembly Committee on Labor
Counties Representing
Queens

Bio

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi has served the 28th District in Queens since 2005. He is currently the Chair of the Children and Families Committee and in this role, works to implement policies that serve disadvantaged youth, with a specific focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and childhood trauma, both of which impact millions of children and perpetuate many of society's largest inequities. In 2021, Assemblyman Hevesi's legislation prohibiting the arrest and prosecution of any child under 12 years old, barring crimes of homicide, was signed into law. Assemblyman Hevesi has championed universal childcare, increasing wages for the child care workforce, and expanding child care subsidies for families in need. He has passed legislation improving the kinship and foster care system including expanding the definition of kin to include "fictive kin" and allowing youth aging out of foster care in receipt of a rental voucher to live with a roommate. He has also worked to improve the lives of survivors of human trafficking by increasing the statute of limitations a survivor can bring a civil suit and creating culturally competent safe houses. In 2019, his bill allowing survivors of domestic violence to terminate residential leases without incurring financial burden was signed into law. Assemblyman Hevesi lives in Forest Hills with his wife and their daughter.