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  Hevesi, Alan
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NameAlan Hevesi
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Forest Hills, Queens, New York , United States
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Born January 31, 1940 (79 years)
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Sep 09, 2016 03:03am
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InfoAlan Hevesi is the Comptroller of the State of New York. A Democrat and former professor, Hevesi was first elected State Comptroller in 2002 and is up for reelection in 2006.

Hevesi served two terms as New York City Comptroller from 1994 to 2002, when he was term limited out of the office. He had unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Nomination for City Comptroller in 1989, being defeated by Brooklyn District Attorney and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman. In 1993, he came back to defeat Holtzman in the primary, following ethics accusations against Holtzman. Hevesi defeated former Congressman Herman Badillo, the Republican candidate in the general election.

Prior to becoming city comptroller, Hevesi represented Queens in the New York State Assembly for over 25 years, rising to chair various committees and be considered a potential Assembly Speaker.

In 2001, Hevesi sought the Democratic Nomination for Mayor of New York, running on the platform of Most Experienced, Best Qualified. He finished fourth, behind Public Advocate Mark Green, Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, and New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone. Following his defeat in the mayor's race, Hevesi started his campaign for state comptroller, which he won, defeating Republican John Faso.

As State Comptroller, Hevesi served as the state's Chief Fiscal Officer and as head of the state Department of Audit and Control. Hevesi signs state checks, handles state bookkeeping, conducts audits of state and local finances, issues economic forecasts, and serves as the sole trustee of the state pension system. In his pension system role, Hevesi has important role in the investment community, based on the value of New York State's investment portfolio.

Hevesi's son, Andrew, was elected as an assemblyman from Queens in 2005 and his son, Daniel, served as a state senator from Queens from 1999 to 2003.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
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06/09/2004-06/14/2004 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 15, 2011 01:00pm Scandal Alan Hevesi Sentenced To 1-4 Years In Prison For Pension Scandal   Article 00 
Oct 07, 2010 12:00pm News Ex-New York Comptroller Hevesi to Plead Guilty of Corruption in Fund Probe  Article nystate63 
Dec 22, 2006 12:00pm News Hevesi Resigns, Pleading Guilty to Fraud Count  Article Servo 
Jun 01, 2006 04:00pm News N.Y. state official apologizes for presidential shooting remark  Article New York Democrat 

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FAMILY
Son Andrew D. Hevesi 0000-
Son Daniel R. Hevesi 1970-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/07/2006 NY Comptroller Won 56.82% (+17.83%)
  06/03/2006 NY Comptroller - IDP Convention Won 83.00% (+66.00%)
  11/05/2002 NY Comptroller Won 50.41% (+3.92%)
  09/10/2002 NY Comptroller - WFP Primary Lost 41.81% (-16.37%)
  09/10/2002 NY Comptroller - D Primary Won 62.56% (+25.11%)
  11/06/2001 New York City Mayor Lost 0.70% (-49.59%)
  09/25/2001 New York City Mayor - D Primary Lost 12.13% (-23.64%)
  11/04/1997 New York City Comptroller Won 76.34% (+56.31%)
  11/02/1993 New York City Comptroller Won 56.00% (+14.36%)
  09/28/1993 NYC Comptroller - D Runoff Won 66.72% (+33.44%)
  09/14/1993 NYC Comptroller - D Primary Won 35.25% (+1.40%)
  11/03/1992 NY Assembly 28 Won 73.88% (+47.76%)
  11/06/1990 NY Assembly 28 Won 89.54% (+79.08%)
  09/12/1989 NYC Comptroller - D Primary Lost 24.36% (-23.06%)
  11/08/1988 NY Assembly 28 Won 77.60% (+55.19%)
  11/04/1986 NY Assembly 28 Won 81.54% (+63.07%)
  11/06/1984 NY Assembly 28 Won 71.95% (+43.89%)
  11/02/1982 NY Assembly 28 Won 79.54% (+63.74%)
  11/04/1980 NY Assembly 28 Won 77.76% (+57.07%)
  11/07/1978 NY Assembly 28 Won 81.42% (+67.27%)
  11/02/1976 NY Assembly 28 Won 80.88% (+61.76%)
  09/14/1976 NY Assembly 28 - D Primary Won 65.06% (+30.11%)
  11/05/1974 NY Assembly 28 Won 70.99% (+52.46%)
  11/07/1972 NY Assembly 28 Won 60.82% (+34.08%)
  11/02/1971 NY Assembly 25 Special Won 66.92% (+42.20%)
ENDORSEMENTS
New York City Mayor - Nov 06, 2001 D Mark Green
NY State Senate 34 - D Primary - Sep 12, 2000 D Lorraine Coyle Koppell
NYC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 12, 1989 D David Dinkins