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name                = Dov Hikind |
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|Name = Dov Hikind
political position  = New York State Assembly District 48 |
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|Position = New York State Assembly District 48
assumed office     = 1983 |
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|Tenure = 1983 - Present
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 1983
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dov Hikind''' (b. June 30, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 48 since 1983. Hikind serves as the [[State Assembly Majority Whip|Majority Whip]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dov Hikind''' (b. June 30, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 48 since 1983. As of the 2013 session, Hikind serves as the [[State Assembly Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]]. Hikind is a former [[State Assembly Majority Whip|Majority Whip]].
  
 
Hikind graduated from the City University of New York; earned a BA from Queens College; and a Master's in Urban Studies from Brooklyn College.  He and his wife, Shoshana, have three children; Deena, Yoni, and Shmuel.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4331 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hikind]</ref>
 
Hikind graduated from the City University of New York; earned a BA from Queens College; and a Master's in Urban Studies from Brooklyn College.  He and his wife, Shoshana, have three children; Deena, Yoni, and Shmuel.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4331 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hikind]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hikind was not assigned to a committee.
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===2011-2012===
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
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Hikind ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 48. He defeated [[Mitchell Tischler]] in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012 as well as the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = School Choice Party
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|winner1 = Dov Hikind
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Mitchell Tischler
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|votes1 = 19264
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|votes2 = 1216
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|Chamber=New York State Assembly, District 48
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|party=Democratic
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|winner1 = Dov Hikind
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Mitchell Tischler
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|votes1 = 3138
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|votes2 = 586
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====Endorsements====
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*32BJ/SEIU<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly ''New York Daily News,'' "32BJ/SEIU Endorses For State Senate, Assembly," August 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Hikind ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He faced [[Brian Doherty]] (R) in the general election on November 2.
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Hikind ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Brian Doherty]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Dov Hikind (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''9,713 '''
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| colspan="2" |  Brian Doherty (R)
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| align="right" | 5,214
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==Campaign donors==
 
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In 2010, Hikind received $229,810 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = New York State Assembly
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $229,810
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|org1 = Fried, Bert
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|org2 = Novick, Steven
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|org3 = Lew, Mark
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|org4 = 125 East 31St Street Realty
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|org5 = Berkovitch, Alexander
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|orgdonor1 = $3,800
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|orgdonor2 = $3,800
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|orgdonor3 = $3,600
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|orgdonor4 = $3,600
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===Blackface===
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In February 2013, Hikind hosted a party celebrating the Jewish holiday, Purim, for which costumes are traditionally worn.  At the party, he donned blackface and an Afro wig for his guise as a basketball player, which led to criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, as well as Assembly colleagues including Speaker [[Sheldon Silver]].  Hikind apologized in a February 25 news conference, but said that his record showed that he was not a racist, and that the costume was in "good taste."<ref>[http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/25/assemblyman-dov-hikind-shows-up-to-purim-party-in-blackface/ ''CBS New York'', "Assemblyman Dov Hikind Apologizes After Attending His Purim Party In Blackface," February 25, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.]</ref>
  
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Dov Hikind
DonHikind.jpg
New York State Assembly District 48
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sQueens College
Master'sBrooklyn College
Personal
Birthday06/30/1950
Place of birthNew York
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dov Hikind (b. June 30, 1950) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 48 since 1983. As of the 2013 session, Hikind serves as the Assistant Majority Leader. Hikind is a former Majority Whip.

Hikind graduated from the City University of New York; earned a BA from Queens College; and a Master's in Urban Studies from Brooklyn College. He and his wife, Shoshana, have three children; Deena, Yoni, and Shmuel.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hikind was not assigned to a committee.

2011-2012

No committee assignments found.

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Hikind ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 48. He defeated Mitchell Tischler in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012 as well as the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New York State Assembly, District 48, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDov Hikind Incumbent 94.1% 19,264
     School Choice Party Mitchell Tischler 5.9% 1,216
Total Votes 20,480
New York State Assembly, District 48 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDov Hikind Incumbent 84.3% 3,138
Mitchell Tischler 15.7% 586
Total Votes 3,724

Endorsements

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Hikind ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Brian Doherty (R) in the general election on November 2.[5]

New York State Assembly, District 48 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dov Hikind (D) 9,713
Brian Doherty (R) 5,214

2008

On November 4, 2008 Hikind won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 48, defeating opponent Herbert Ryan (Conservative).

Hikind raised $384,300 for his campaign while Ryan raised $0.[6]

New York State Assembly, District 48 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dov Hikind (D) 8,397
Herbert Ryan (Conservative) 1,139

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Hikind received $229,810 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dov Hikind's campaign in 2010
Fried, Bert$3,800
Novick, Steven$3,800
Lew, Mark$3,600
125 East 31St Street Realty$3,600
Berkovitch, Alexander$3,600
Total Raised in 2010 $229,810

2008

In 2008, a year in which Hikind was up for election, he collected $384,300 in donations.[8]

The major contributors were:

Donor Amount
Jerry Silva $7,500
Delta Enterprise Corp $5,000
Parents & Children PAC $3,800
Andrew Kohen $3,800
Susan Kohen $3,800
Jerry Silva $3,800

Controversy

Blackface

In February 2013, Hikind hosted a party celebrating the Jewish holiday, Purim, for which costumes are traditionally worn. At the party, he donned blackface and an Afro wig for his guise as a basketball player, which led to criticism from the Anti-Defamation League, as well as Assembly colleagues including Speaker Sheldon Silver. Hikind apologized in a February 25 news conference, but said that his record showed that he was not a racist, and that the costume was in "good taste."[9]

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