Welcome Letter

Dear Friends,

Thank you for the honor to allow me to serve you in the NY State Assembly. I believe we must give back our government to the people. My staff and I will work very hard to make government more accountable and responsive to you. I believe the middle class, those working to get into the middle class, and seniors have been forgotten. My goal is to give the people, and not the special interest groups, a voice.

You should not have to deal with the government alone to solve your issue or concern. Please call our office at 718-651-3185 and we will help you every step of the way. I can also be reached via email at barnwellb@nyassembly.gov. Whenever you see something that bothers or concerns you in our neighborhood, do not hesitate to contact us.

On this website, you are also able to find the legislation that I have sponsored or am supporting. When considering legislation, I always ask myself, how does this bill help or hurt the taxpayer?

Again, thank you for the privilege in allowing me to be your representative.

Brian Barnwell


Assemblyman  Brian Barnwell

Brian Barnwell was born in New York City in 1986 and is a longtime Woodside resident. He comes from a middle-class family of law enforcement officers, nurses and teachers. He earned his bachelor’s in political science, cum laude, from Arizona State University and his law degree from Albany Law School.

During his time in law school, Barnwell worked for two judges, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office and the Albany Law School Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic. After law school, Barnwell went into private practice before working for New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides. During his time with Councilman Constantinides, Barnwell helped organize various community volunteer operations and helped countless constituents in local community matters. Barnwell also currently organizes volunteer groups that work with local churches and City Harvest to feed the needy.

Barnwell’s legislative priorities include strengthening the middle class and helping those who are striving to get into the middle class, as well as helping seniors and veterans.

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