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  Hikind, Dov
NameDov Hikind
Address411 Avenue L
Brooklyn, New York , United States
Born June 30, 1950 (71 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 13, 2018 06:12pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Judaism -
InfoAssemblyman Dov Hikind is currently serving his 10th term as the representative for the 48th Assembly District, an area that encompasses Boro Park, Dyker Heights, Kensington and sections of Flatbush. He was elected to office in 1982. The son of Frieda and Mayer Hikind, both survivors of the Nazi concentration camps, he has been married to Shoshana for 26 years and is the father of three children. Dov is a man whose entire life has been dedicated to Jewish and human rights causes beginning in the 1970's, when he played a leading role in the movements to free Syrian and Soviet Jewry.

For more than 25 years, Assemblyman Hikind's steadfast commitment to speaking out honestly on issues, regardless of who agrees with him and despite personal or political repercussions, has earned him a reputation for integrity and independence. Even those who disagree with him respect him for his ethical approach to leadership and politics.

A spokesman against discrimination of any kind, Assemblyman Hikind chaired the Assembly's Subcommittee on Human Rights and published an in-depth study of the effects of the quota system and reverse discrimination on education, business and the civil service. He led the fight against Professor Leonard Jeffries' reappointment to the chairmanship of CUNY's African American Studies Department, raising the issue to the forefront of public awareness. He traveled to Bitburg, Germany, to protest President Ronald Reagan's visit to the graves of Nazi war criminals and to Austria to protest the presidency of Kurt Waldheim after Waldheim's Nazi past was uncovered.

When Democratic presidential hopeful Jerry Brown won the Connecticut primary in 1992, Dov publicly denounced Brown's choice of Jesse Jackson as running mate on the grounds that Jackson was an anathema to the Jewish community who embraced rabid anti-Semites such as Louis Farrakhan. His reproof was covered in the national media and Brown lost the New York primary, effectively eliminating him as a contender. At the onset of the Gulf War, Dov flew to Israel in a demonstration of solidarity, arriving just in time to don a gas-mask and witness the first SCUD bombardments.

After the Crown Heights riots in 1991, which left residents unprotected for three days of unrestrained violence, Assemblyman Hikind joined forces with other Jewish leaders and elected officials to address issues stemming from the violence. He called for an independent investigation into the breakdown of the chain of command at City Hall and a federal civil rights investigation into the murder of Australian Jewish scholar Yankel Rosenbaum. Dov's perseverance paid off in 1997, when a federal court found two individuals guilty of violating Yankel Rosenbaum's civil rights.

Dov became known internationally when, along with another elected official and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, he was targeted for assassination by a terrorist group that was planning to bomb major public buildings and bridges in New York City. The members of the group, who were apprehended and convicted, were eventually linked to the condemned terrorists responsible for the World Trade Center bombing.

In 1996, Assemblyman Hikind founded the United New York Democratic Club, a political action group dedicated to bipartisan support of candidates in major city and state races who are committed to quality of life concerns and promoting greater unity and understanding within New York's diverse communities.

Dov Hikind is known as a man of principle for his non-partisan politics. Although a proud democrat, he has, at times, supported republicans whom he felt would better serve the needs of all New Yorkers.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 25, 2018 03:45pm News Assemblyman Dov Hikind won’t seek re-election  Article RBH 
Nov 02, 2017 05:50pm Investigation Lawmaker funneled government funds to help son: docs  Article RP 
Feb 25, 2013 01:15pm News New York Assemblyman Defends Wearing Blackface, Afro Costume  Article RBH 
Jun 08, 2009 01:00pm News Brooklyn Assemblyman Wants to Keep Non-Jews Out of Holocaust Memorial  Article RP 
Jun 22, 2007 09:00am News Hikind Responds: Why Not Incest?  Article RBH 
Jul 14, 1998 09:00am News Jury Acquits Assemblyman Hikind of Corruption Charges  Article RBH 

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  11/08/2016 NY Assembly 48 Won 99.24% (+98.49%)
  11/04/2014 NY Assembly 48 Won 78.16% (+56.69%)
  11/06/2012 NY Assembly 48 Won 93.86% (+87.93%)
  09/13/2012 NY Assembly 48 - D Primary Won 83.72% (+68.09%)
  11/02/2010 NY Assembly 48 Won 65.02% (+30.12%)
  11/04/2008 NY Assembly 48 Won 94.32% (+88.64%)
  01/03/2007 Deputy Majority Whip Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 NY Assembly 48 Won 92.44% (+84.89%)
  11/02/2004 NY Assembly 48 Won 94.68% (+89.36%)
  11/05/2002 NY Assembly 48 Won 93.69% (+87.39%)
  11/07/2000 NY Assembly 48 Won 94.57% (+89.15%)
  11/03/1998 NY Assembly 48 Won 73.68% (+47.35%)
  11/05/1996 NY Assembly 48 Won 74.24% (+48.48%)
  11/08/1994 NY Assembly 48 Won 96.41% (+92.82%)
  11/03/1992 NY Assembly 48 Won 70.79% (+47.24%)
  11/06/1990 NY Assembly 48 Won 68.23% (+45.58%)
  11/08/1988 NY Assembly 48 Won 66.00% (+32.00%)
  11/04/1986 NY Assembly 48 Won 72.47% (+44.94%)
  11/06/1984 NY Assembly 48 Won 60.14% (+27.55%)
  11/02/1982 NY Assembly 48 Won 65.57% (+34.24%)
  09/23/1982 NY Assembly 48 - D Primary Won 53.15% (+6.29%)
  11/07/1978 NY State Senate 22 Lost 6.92% (-60.57%)
  09/08/1977 NYC Council 32 - D Primary Lost 23.02% (-11.44%)
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