A leading champion of educational, economic, and social equality, the Honorable Arthur O. Eve served the Buffalo community and all of New York state with great distinction in the New York State Assembly for 36 years. Today, he continues to enrich and inspire our communities through his ongoing leadership, dedication, and vision.
Deputy Speaker Eve has dedicated his career to representing the underserved, creating new pathways for success in education, economic development, job training, and social services. In 1967, as a freshman assemblyman, he developed an appropriations bill that resulted in the creation of the SEEK/Educational Opportunity Program, which provides talented students whose academic goals have been obstructed by educational, economic, or personal challenges with an opportunity to gain admission to New York colleges and universities. He continued to spearhead legislative efforts to open the doors to education, including the legislation that helped launch the statewide network of UB Educational Opportunity Centers.