Assemblyman Dov Hikind served the 48th Assembly District for more than three decades as an outspoken advocate for his constituency, battling discrimination, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, and human rights violations. In the 30+ years of his tenure, Dov has committed himself to the immediate concerns of his constituency and is proudest of mediating, facilitating, and advocating on their behalf. Elected in 1982, the Assemblyman has honorably pursued justice for his constituents in Borough Park, Dyker Heights, Flatbush and beyond, frequently receiving calls for his leadership on issues which involve the greater Jewish community.
In the early 1970s, Assemblyman Hikind was a leader in the movements to free Syrian and Soviet Jewry. Upon learning of President Ronald Reagan’s visit to the graves of Nazi war criminals, Dov traveled to Bitburg, Germany to protest.
His parents, Frieda and Mayer Hikind, both Holocaust survivors whose families were decimated by the Nazis, rebuilt their lives in the United States. In their home, Dov learned the true value of justice and honor, the dignity inherent in every human being regardless of their station or position, and the inalienable significance of freedom.