Speaker announces Assembly committee chairs and leadership positions


Speaker Carl Heastie announced the New York State Assembly’s leadership positions and committee chairs for 2017-2018 legislative session.


Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle

Chair, Ways & Means Herman D. Farrell, Jr.

Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper

Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz

Speaker Pro Tempore Jeffrion L. Aubry

Chair, Committee on Committees Vivian E. Cook

Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore N. Nick Perry

Deputy Majority Leader Phil Ramos

Assistant Majority Leader Dov Hikind

Majority Whip William Colton

Deputy Majority Whip José Rivera

Assistant Majority Whip Al Stirpe

Chair, Majority Conference Michael Simanowitz

Vice Chair, Majority Conference Steven Otis

Secretary, Majority Conference Ron Kim

Chair, Majority Program Carmen E. Arroyo

Chair, Majority Steering Barbara Lifton

Vice Chair, Majority Steering Edward C. Braunstein

Chair, House Operations Michael Miller

Chair, Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force Marcos A. Crespo




Chair, Aging Donna A. Lupardo

Chair, Agriculture William Magee

Chair, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Linda B. Rosenthal

Chair, Banks Kenneth P. Zebrowski

Chair, Children & Families Ellen Jaffee

Chair, Cities Michael Benedetto

Chair, Codes Joseph R. Lentol

Chair, Consumer Affairs Brian Kavanagh

Chair, Corporations, Authorities & Commissions Jeffrey Dinowitz

Chair, Correction David I. Weprin

Chair, Economic Development Robin Schimminger

Chair, Education Catherine Nolan

Chair, Election Law Michael Cusick

Chair, Energy Amy Paulin

Chair, Environmental Conservation Steve Englebright

Chair, Ethics & Guidance Charles D. Lavine

Chair, Governmental Employees Peter J. Abbate, Jr.

Chair, Governmental Operations Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes

Chair, Health Richard N. Gottfried

Chair, Higher Education Deborah J. Glick

Chair, Housing Steven Cymbrowitz

Chair, Insurance Kevin A. Cahill

Chair, Judiciary Helene E. Weinstein

Chair, Labor Michele R. Titus

Chair, Libraries & Education Technology Daniel Quart

Chair, Local Governments William B. Magnarelli

Chair, Mental Health Aileen M. Gunther

Chair, Oversight, Analysis & Investigation Matthew J. Titone

Chair, Racing & Wagering J. Gary Pretlow

Chair, Real Property Taxation Sandy Galef

Chair, Small Business Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Chair, Social Services Andrew Hevesi

Chair, Tourism Daniel J. O’Donnell

Chair, Transportation David F. Gantt

Chair, Veterans’ Affairs Michael G. DenDekker




Chair, Administrative Regulations Review Aravella Simotas

Chair, Farm, Food & Nutrition Addie Jenne

Chair, Government Administration Thomas J. Abinanti

Chair, Reapportionment Marcos A. Crespo

Chair, Rural Resources Frank Skartados

Chair, Science & Technology Francisco P. Moya

Chair, Skills Development & Career Education Harry B. Bronson

Chair, State-Federal Relations Robert J. Rodriguez