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Harvey D. Epstein

Running as Candidate for

Congressional District 5

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

1: Fixing and Improving the MTA

2: Expanding and Preserving Affordable Housing

3: Investing in public education

Current Occupation

State Assembly Member, 74th District

Previous Occupation

- Attorney, Housing and Economic Development, Legal Aid Society
- Attorney, Housing and Economic Development, Legal Services NYC
- Director, Community Development Project, Urban Justice Center
- Deputy Executive Director Housing Conservation Coordinators


- Ithaca College, B.A. in History
- CUNY Law School, J.D.

Organizational Affiliation

- StabilizingNYC, a coalition of community-based groups from neighborhoods across NYC that fight predatory equity and tenant harassment through community-based organizing.
- Stand for Tenant Safety, a citywide coalition of community organizations that protect the lives and homes of New York City tenants when landlords use construction as harassment.
- The Coalition for a District Alternative, an independent political organization that mobilizes residents, activists, and neighborhood groups that fights for political, economic and cultural power for our community and an end to discrimination based on class, race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.
- Tenant Representative, Rent Guidleines Board
- Board Member, Main Street Legal Clinic CUNY Law School

Prior Public Experience

- New York State Assembly Member, 74th District (May 2018 - Present)
- New York City Community Board 3, Board Chair (2002-2004)
- New York City District 1 President's Council, President (2014-2016)
- The Neighborhood School's Parent Teacher Association, President (4 times between 2002- 2013)

Candidate Statement

I believe that I am the strongest candidate to represent New York’s 74th State Assembly District because of my experience and dedication as a public interest lawyer and community organizer for the East Side community. I have lived and worked in the district for over 20 years, and have raised my family here. I count many of my fellow community members as friends and colleagues. I know this district and have worked hard to understand and advocate for the issues that impact this community. I have also worked to amplify the voices of this community because I recognize that organizing and building the power of the community is so necessary to promote change. As an experienced leader and advocate, I have been inspired to once again run for office and continue to bring the needed change and representation that the residents of the 74th State Assembly District deserve.