The Piano Man is an issue in a Long Island Assembly race.

Assembly hopeful Dean Hart on Thursday morning criticized his opponent, Republican incumbent Michael Montesano for not passing legislation in Albany that would name a portion of a state road after the beloved Long Island institution Billy Joel.

“My opponent is either impotent or is simply not trying, because everyone loves Bill Joel,” said Hart, who describes himself as a “long time fan” of Joel’s.

“No wonder Albany is a mess, our representative can’t do something as simple as renaming a small portion of a road in Billy Joel’s backyard, where there’s near universal support.”

Hart is putting his money where his mouth is. The Oyster Bay resident is pledging to spend up to $1 million to install what would be a “giant marble statue” of the singer at the newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum that is scheduled to open next spring.

“Next to Teddy Roosevelt, Long Island really doesn’t have a more famous or popular person than Billy Joel,” Hart said. “I can’t think of a better way to unite long Islanders than by erecting this marbled monument before Billy opens up the new Coliseum in April.”

Joel is a native Hicksville resident and has been close with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.