Assembly Majority Nominates Carl Heastie as Speaker

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

It is an honor and a privilege to have been nominated by my colleagues in the Assembly Majority to serve as speaker of the People’s House. I am thankful for their unwavering commitment to putting New York families first and their continued faith in my leadership. It has undoubtedly been a challenging year for our state and the nation, but New Yorkers are no stranger to adversity and we always rise to the challenge. 

The Assembly Majority’s core values will guide us in the years ahead. We will work to get New York in a sound fiscal position while maintaining our commitment to delivering our children a quality education and ensuring access to affordable housing, higher education, and health care. We will continue to build on our ground-breaking criminal justice achievements to help build a more just and fair society. And we will continue our work to make New York a national model when it comes to preserving and protecting our environment. 

Now more than ever, we need national leadership that is committed to keeping Americans healthy and safe and restoring our democracy. We look forward to working with an administration in Washington that is competent, capable and will be guided by science and data. Alongside President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, we will help get our kids safely back to school and hardworking New Yorkers back to work. 

I also look forward to working with our colleagues in the Senate and Governor Cuomo to overcome the many challenges we will face and continue to move New York forward.