Assemblyman  Michael Novakhov

Michael “Misha” Novakhov was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 45th Assembly District includes portions of Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, and Brighton Beach.

Michael is originally from the former USSR and was fortunate to have successfully immigrated to the United States with his family. Michael has worked for 20 years in the radio business, and in 2019, he co-founded Freedom FM, the most listened to Russian-language radio station in the country. His story is the true embodiment of the American Dream and because of this, he holds a unique perspective on many issues facing New Yorkers and Americans.

As an Assemblyman, Michael plans to work to combat rising crime, especially against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish communities, make health care and housing more affordable, and protect the overall quality of life for his constituents and residents across New York State.

Michael is proud to be an integral part of his community in his hometown of Brooklyn and is excited to roll up his sleeves and get to work on their behalf.

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Novakhov Against Taxpayer Bailout of Signature Bank

“I am very much opposed to using taxpayer dollars to bail out Signature Bank. Taxes should be used to fund essential services, not bail out banks that have failed. The bottom line is that the failure of Signature Bank is a result of a poor economy due...

Novakhov Backs Effort for Stricter Bail Laws for Fentanyl Dealers

Today, Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) voiced his support for a bipartisan effort to implement stricter bail laws for those accused of selling fentanyl. This effort is led by both Minority and Majority lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature,...

Novakhov Honors Fallen NYPD Officer

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a young NYPD officer assigned to the 60th Precinct. The family of the fallen officer, as well as all of the members of the NYPD, are in my thoughts and prayers. We have to take care of those who take...

Novakhov Reacts to Executive Budget

“It would appear that Gov. Hochul is blissfully unaware of the struggles my constituents are facing, based on her budget proposal. While she did touch on some good things like increased funding for mental health and drug abuse, she also failed to give...

Novakhov Supports Extending Paid Family Leave for Stillbirths

Albany, NY - Today, Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the state Legislature to call for the passage of Senate Bill S2175, which would add stillbirth as a qualifying event for Paid Family Leave in New York. “I was extremely...
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