Forest Hills, Queens, New York , United States
|| January 31, 1940
Sep 09, 2016 03:03am
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|Info||Alan 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.
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