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 Honors Local Entrepreneur and Sephardic Jewish Community Liaison

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) recently presented an official Assembly Proclamation to Five Towns resident and Sephardic Jewish Community liaison Michael Edery to recognize his vast accomplishments and philanthropic efforts on Long Island. A proud...

Brown’s Meeting with DOT Commissioners Yields End to Rockaway Turnpike Nightmare

Following repeated calls for a solution to unnecessary and burdensome traffic along the Rockaway Turnpike, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) announced today that all traffic congestion and construction is expected to come to an end by Thursday, weather...

Brown Continues to Press NYC DOT for Answers on Rockaway Turnpike. Construction Issues

In response to extraordinary traffic congestion and reports that Rockaway Turnpike is down to one lane of traffic, Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) is continuing to hold the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and state officials...

Brown’s Inaugural Pet Food Drive a Massive Success

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) recently wrapped up his inaugural pet food drive in conjunction with Long Island Cares, a local food bank, collecting over 100 pounds of food for the pets of Long Island. The assemblyman and Long Island Cares hope...

Assemblyman Brown to Hold Free Scam Prevention Event September 13

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) announced today that he will be holding a free scam prevention seminar for local residents on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Public Library located at 111 W. Park Avenue in Long Beach. Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Brown and Family Attend Cedarhurst Sidewalk Sale

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst), who also serves as Deputy Mayor of the Village of Cedarhurst, accompanied his daughters and grandchildren to the annual village-wide Sidewalk Sale in Cedarhurst earlier this week. This event allows local consumers...
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