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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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...

Assemblyman Brown Pens Letter to NYC DOT Commissioner Over Burdensome Rockaway Tnpk. Construction

Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) has written a letter to New York City Transportation Commissioner, Ydanis Rodriguez, calling for a resolution to traffic and safety issues due to construction on the Rockaway Turnpike. Construction of a new Amazon...

Assemblyman Brown Pens Letter to NYC DOT Commissioner Over Burdensome Rockaway Tnpk. Construction - Letter

Brown Attends 38th Annual National Night Out Events

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) recently attended several events throughout the 20th Assembly District to celebrate National Night Out – an annual event which celebrates law enforcement, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. ...

Brown Attends Waterfront Warriors 5k To Support Veterans

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) recently showed his support for local wounded and ill veterans at the Waterfront Warriors 5k in Long Beach. Waterfront Warriors aims to aid veterans and their families as well as gives them the opportunity to...

Assemblyman Brown Speaks At Emergency Center Renaming Honoring Former Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and Wife Ellen

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Assemblyman Ari Brown (R-Cedarhurst) celebrated his predecessor Harvey Weisenberg at the renaming of the Mount Sinai South Nassau Long Beach Emergency Department triage space along with his immediate predecessor and current Hempstead Councilwoman, Missy...
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