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 Stands with Retired Workers, Opposes Changes to Medicare

Brooklyn, NY-Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) voiced his support for retired municipal workers in New York City who are speaking out against changes to the Medicare system proposed by City Hall. Under these changes, people would be transferred...

A Reflection on My First Year in Albany

 Albany, NY- “As a freshman Minority member of the Assembly, I reflect on the 2023 Legislative Session with a mix of pride, frustration and a renewed commitment to my principles. This session was marked by intense debates, partisan clashes and the...

Novakhov Blasts Anti-Semitic Legislation

Today, Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) reacted to an anti-Semitic bill introduced by New York Socialists. At a time where anti-Semitic crime and rhetoric is on the rise, this bill is completely tone deaf and bigoted. The bill (A.6943) would...

Novakhov Responds to Migrants Being Housed in School Gyms

“It is completely unacceptable that the city is sending migrants to live in local public-school gymnasiums. Schools should be safe-haven places of learning for our children, not places to house hundreds of migrants that our schools, teachers and parents...

Novakhov Applauds Expansion of Charter Schools

“I am very pleased to hear the governor and Legislature have agreed to expand charter schools in New York. I firmly believe every child deserves a quality education, and they should not be denied one simply because of where they happen to live. These...

Novakhov Calls for Lower Taxes

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“I was proud to join my colleagues today to call for tax relief for New Yorkers. Simply put, New York is too expensive for many people and that is causing them to leave, resulting in New York leading the country in outward migration. We must fix this...
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