Assemblymember  Ari Brown

Eric “Ari” Brown was elected to the New York State Assembly in a special election on April 7, 2022. His district includes the towns and villages of Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Hewlett, Woodmere, Inwood, Island Park, Lawrence, and Oceanside, along with the barrier island from Atlantic Beach to Point Lookout.

During his time as an Assemblyman, Ari will be a strong voice for the people of New York, specifically for the most vulnerable members of our state. Ari plans to combat rising lawlessness, hate crimes, and acts of anti-Semitism and is firmly against the “defund the police” narrative and stands firmly beside our first responders.

Ari believes extreme politicians have gone too far and he will stand up for parental rights, and put an end to spiraling taxes. Ari’s plan to get New York’s economy back on track post-COVID, which includes reversing congestion pricing, of which he believes is particularly hard on the people of his district who regularly commute into New York City.

Ari served for two decades on the Board of Trustees in the Incorporated Village of Cedarhurst, as well as currently holding the position of Cedarhurst Deputy Mayor. He also served on the village’s zoning board and became the Chairman of the Board of Architectural Review in 2019. He is currently the President of R. Brown Realty Corp, a design / build firm.

Ari is the proud father of seven children and two grandchildren and is a 30-year resident of Cedarhurst. 

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Brown Calls for Immediate Resolution to Long Island Railroad Dysfunction

Amidst widespread dysfunction and commuter issues with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and new Grand Central Madison service, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) is calling on LIRR leadership and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Stands with Highway Crews Calling for Funding to Fix Crumbling Local Roads, Highways

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined a bipartisan group of legislators from both houses and highway crew members and superintendents from across the state today at a rally in the Capitol calling for more funding in this year’s budget to fix our...

Brown Defends Long Island Suburbia Against Gov.’s Reckless ‘Housing Compact’

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**Click here to watch Assemblyman Brown’s Questioning of NYS Homes and CommunityRenewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas**   Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), Ranking Minority member on the Assembly Local Governments Committee, asked some pointed...

Brown Questions NYC Mayor Adams on Crime, Bail Reform at Albany Hearing

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**Click Below to watch Assemblyman Brown’s Questioning of Mayor Adams**Crime and Cashless Bail LawsSerial ShopliftersSupport for Law Enforcement Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), Ranking Minority member on the Assembly Local Governments Committee,...

Brown Calls on Inspector General to Investigate Antisemitic Regents Questions

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) issued the following statement after perceived inaction by the New York State Education Department to investigate the source of a Global History and Geography Regents II Exam Question which attributed the creation...

Brown Critical of Gov.’s Housing Plan, Lack of Bail Changes in Budget Address

“While I agree that education and mental health services must receive adequate funding this year, I am concerned that the lack of federal funding and the Governor’s ambitious spending plan will put New York in a fiscal bind. We cannot ask New Yorkers...
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