Biography

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 Applauds Livestreamed Assembly Committee Meetings Despite Six Years of Delay

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) today applauded the long-awaited implementation of livestreamed committee hearings that are conducted by the Assembly. Although a change was made in 2016 thanks to a push from Assembly Minority to allow for livestreamed...

Gov. Hochul’s State of the State ‘Tone-Deaf’ and Myopic

“The governor must take the time to tour the state and listen to her constituents, since she seems oblivious to the plight of her fellow New Yorkers. “Millions of New Yorkers are crying out for safer streets and a more affordable life; two issues...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Blasts Gov. Hochul, Thruway Authority for New Rate Increases

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) issued the following statement on news that the N.Y. Thruway Authority plans to raise tolls across the board and for commuters crossing the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the next several years: “Just as we enter the...

Brown & Students Back the Blue, Thank Nassau County Police

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) spearheaded a program with local elementary school students to show the community’s appreciation for the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) wherein the students wrote thank you cards to police officers. Dubbed...

Assemblyman Brown Honors 2022 Women of Distinction

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) honored 12 women within the 20th Assembly District for their outstanding contributions to their community and for their professional or personal accomplishments. They were named “Women of Distinction” and were...

“Around Town with Assemblyman Ari Brown” Listening Tour Wraps Up

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R -Cedarhurst) has just concluded his “Around Town with Assemblyman Ari Brown” listening tour. The assemblyman held office hours in Point Lookout, Island Park, Long Beach, Hewlett, Oceanside, and Cedarhurst. His goal was to...
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