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Tim Hoefer

Tim Hoefer is the executive director of the Empire Center. In addition to managing all aspects of the Center's operations, Hoefer oversees its government transparency and public outreach projects.


Hoefer first joined the Empire Center in 2008 and has been the principal manager of the Center's government transparency website,, since its launching in the summer of that year. He has testified before local and state panels on transparency and accountability issues, and has been interviewed frequently by news media on those topics and on the research findings based on SeeThroughNY data.


Before joining the Center, Hoefer held communications and public affairs positions in the New York State Senate and Assembly. He also worked as a consultant on political campaigns at the local, state and federal level.


Born and raised in Saratoga, he is a native New Yorker. Hoefer has a bachelor's degree in government & politics from George Mason University and earned his master's degree in public policy from New England College.


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Phone: 518.434.3100

(High-resolution photo available here.)