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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We Stand on The Shoulders of These Two Giants

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On April 24, 2024, we celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Mayor Andrew J. Parise, a stalwart figure in the annals of Cedarhurst's history and a beacon of honor and integrity. Mayor Parise's journey toward becoming a beloved public servant was forged...

Brown Urges Swift Response to BDS Support at Binghamton University

Editor's note: Letter to Governor Attached Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) assembled a bipartisan group of Assembly members to express profound dismay over the Binghamton University Student Association’s support for the Boycott, Divestment and...

Brown Champions Donate Life, Urges Compassionate Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

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In a heartfelt testament to the power of selflessness and compassion, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) is spearheading a movement to promote organ, eye and tissue donation through the Donate Life initiative. Recognizing the profound impact of such...

Brown Calls for Immediate Release of Jewish Hostages

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Today, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) spoke passionately on the Million Dollar Staircase at the Capitol, addressing the urgent need for the release of Jewish hostages. Brown’s powerful remarks underscored the importance of standing together in...

Brown Addresses Squatter Issue: Advocates for Owner and Landlord Rights:

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) today issued a statement addressing the alarming issue of squatters in New York and the dire need for legislative action to protect property owners’ rights. Recent incidents have highlighted a concerning trend where...

Brown Demands Justice For New York’s COVID Response

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) joined state and federal Minority representatives today to call for an independent investigation into New York state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then-Gov. Cuomo decided to keep COVID-positive patients in...
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