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 Writes Letter to FEMA: Calls for Transparency

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) addressed FEMA, emphasizing the grave apprehensions voiced by local homeowners in the Village of Cedarhurst and the residents of the Town of Hempstead regarding the hasty progression of a proposed seawall near Lawrence...

Brown Honors Tova Plaut for Exemplary Advocacy

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In a ceremony held today at the Cedarhurst Village Hall, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) presented a citation to Tova Plaut, founder of the New York City Public School Alliance, in recognition of her exceptional contributions to championing the rights...

Brown Shares Remarks on Chamber Floor for Holocaust Remembrance Day

            “There are those who continue to try to drive the Jewish people ‘into the sea,’ but in fact, as history has proven, they are the ONLY ONES LEFT STANDING. So I say, ‘NEVER FORGET,’” said Brown. ***View full Resolution...

Governor’s Dilemma: Soft on Crime Versus Curtailing the Opioid Epidemic

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) stood with Assemblyman Steve Stern who introduced a series of hard hitting bills (A.8383, A.8384, A.8395 and A.8397) targeting the insidious spread of fentanyl and the repeated release of criminal drug dealers endangering...

Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick and Brown Respond to Equinor/BP Terminating the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate Agreement

Albany, NY – Today, the Empire Wind 2 offshore wind project announced an agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to terminate the project’s Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) Agreement in...

NYS Assemblyman Ari Brown and Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas Unite to Condemn Antisemitic Incident

Atlantic Beach, NY - In response to a disturbing incident of antisemitism, NYS Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) and Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas jointly denounce the reprehensible actions of Michael Decandia of Atlantic Beach.  The incident...
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