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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Irresponsible Spending in State Budget Does Not Serve New Yorkers

“My colleagues in the legislature believe in fiscal responsibility, a smaller government and empowering individuals to make their own decisions. Unfortunately, the New York State Budget falls short on every one of these values. First and foremost, the...

Brown Meets with New York Liberty Water Execs

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On Wednesday, April 26, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) met with executives from Liberty Water in his Albany office to discuss the quality of local service and bringing clean water and energy to residents in a sustainable, responsible manner. The...

Assemblyman Brown Salutes the Spirit of West Point Cadets

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“I’m honored to express my deepest admiration for the cadets of West Point that visited us here today on the floor of the NYS Assembly. The outstanding service, dedication and patriotism these young patriots display, are true reflections of the American...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Observes Yom Ha'atzmaut

Today, we celebrate Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. On this day, 75 years ago, the State of Israel was established, officially announcing to the world that the Jewish people had returned from the diaspora, from the harsh unwelcoming countries...

Assemblyman Ari Brown Observes Yom Hazikaron

Today, we gather together to commemorate Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for Israeli fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. This is a solemn day, a day to remember and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect Israel...

Hochul’s Hapless Housing Hoax Halts

As the Ranking Minority Member of the Local Governments Committee, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) applauds the Albany Minority lawmakers for aggressively fighting Gov. Hochul’s Housing Compact Plan, which she included in this year's state budget....
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