Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

I am honored to once again be nominated by my Assembly Majority colleagues to serve as speaker. It is a privilege and truly humbling to have our caucus place their trust in me to lead the People’s House for the next two years.

In my time as speaker, we have worked together to advance a Families First agenda, fighting to bring down the cost of childcare and increase access, to put higher education within reach for more New Yorkers, to implement tax cuts that put families’ hard earned money back into their pockets. We have worked to even the scales of our criminal justice system. And we have passed legislation to support our environmental goals and to create green jobs.

Together we have made great strides here in New York, but I know that our work is not done. I look forward to working with new faces and old friends here in the Assembly, with Governor Hochul and with our colleagues in the Senate to continue to move New York forward.