Kenneth P. Zebrowski was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election on May 1, 2007. He was re-elected in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. A native of New City and a licensed attorney, Ken Zebrowski graduated from Clarkstown Schools before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree Magna cum Laude in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and his Juris Doctor degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Zebrowski was a member of the Rockland County Legislature for one year. Ken was active in the Rockland County community volunteering for several not-for-profit organizations and also serving as a youth sports coach. Professionally, upon his graduation from law school, Zebrowski was a partner in the law firm Zebrowski & Zebrowski, PC with his father Kenneth Peter Zebrowski. After Kenís father passed away, he joined the law firm Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC. During his years of service in the State Assembly, Zebrowski has authored and passed numerous bills that affect the lives of New Yorkers. In 2013, Ken authored and passed a Hepatitis C testing bill that was the first of its kind in the nation. This bill, which has served as a template for numerous other States, has led to the testing of thousands of New Yorkers enabling them to get treatment for this life-threatening disease. Ken has been a leader in the Assembly majority by organizing coalitions of like-minded legislators to achieve real results for New York Families. Over the past several budget cycles, Ken was successful in capping the Medicaid costs of County governments, preventing reductions and changes to the STAR property tax relief program, restoring the GEA cuts to schools and protecting Rockland businesses from losing tax incentives. He currently leads the charge to bring full day kindergarten statewide, authoring a bill that provides a more realistic funding structure to the remaining school districts. Ken has been a reform minded legislator who has sponsored bills to ensure transparency in campaign material and co-sponsored measures to close the LLC loophole and strip corrupt public officials of their taxpayer funded pensions. While working on significant state-wide legislation, Zebrowski has also been a strong advocate for Rockland County and its unique issues. There is no stronger voice against overdevelopment and illegal housing. Zebrowskiís dogged advocacy has exposed illegal building and fire code practices throughout the County that puts peopleís lives and home values at risk. Due to his efforts, the Department of State and State Education Department have instituted extra-ordinary intervention within Rockland County and he has sponsored a package of legislation that overhauls the outdated inspection system of private schools. One of Kenís priorities is ensuring Rockland County is not overlooked in State Government. An example of his work was changing a statewide manufacturing incentive program to ensure Rockland would be included. In addressing some of Rocklandís more difficult problems: he co-authored the bill that gave unprecedented review power to the New York State Comptroller over Rocklandís budget and established oversight and additional funds for the East Ramapo School District. He has also authored and passed bills for Rockland County school districts and taxpayers that have had to deal with unique tax certiorari challenges. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Banks Committee and as a member of the following committees: Codes, Judiciary, Labor, Government Employees and Ethics. The 96th Assembly District includes the entire towns of Clarkstown and Haverstraw; the district also includes part of the Town of Ramapo.