Eric “Ari” Brown was the choice of the Nassau County Republican Committee to run in an April 7th Special Election for the 20th Assembly District. The seat became vacant when former Assemblywoman, Missy Miller, joined the Hempstead Town Board. Ari ran and won and now is running for re-election. Ari is committed to being a sound and sensible voice in the face of the extreme politics that have taken hold in Albany.
Ari has built a reputation as a fiscal conservative and as a community minded government official during his tenure on the Board of Trustees in the Village of Cedarhurst. Ari Brown earned the respect of colleagues and won the trust of neighbors through hard work and his forthright approach to municipal government. Indeed, Ari’s work as a Board Member with Cedarhurst’s Business Improvement District has been integral to reducing the downtown vacancy rate from 20% to 2%. Parks beautification, roadway improvements, and excellent services have become hallmarks of a village government to which Ari has dedicated himself. What’s more, Ari Brown has worked hard to control governmental costs for the benefit of taxpayers.
Ari is running for re-election to the State Assembly to combat the extreme left-wing agenda in Albany, including “cashless bail,” the defund the police movement, and runaway taxes.
Ari has already delivered results for the residents of the 20th Assembly District. During Ari’s first session in Albany, Ari has:
- Secured $25,000 in grants for local libraries.
- Passed legislation to secure a tax exemption for two local synagogues. (A.10061A, A.10064A)
- Fought for the 'Inflation Relief and Consumer Assistance' plan that would cut sales and gasoline tax for years. (A.8481)
- Passed legislation to ensure NYS school districts are meeting the learning standards regarding Holocaust instruction. (A.472A)
- Championed the 'Anyone Can Play Bill,' which makes it easier for children with disabilities to play on the playground. (A.9539, A.9923)
- Supported the 'Adult Survivors Act' that makes it easier for victims of sexual assault to come forward and seek justice. (A.648)
- Introduced legislation to allow for the reimbursement of unused Long Island Rail Road and Metro North tickets. (A.10068)
- Spearheaded 'Bella's Law,' which would require the Office of Children and Family Services to investigate animal abuses for any associated family of domestic violence. (A.10013)
Ari has only just begun fighting for YOU. As your Assemblyman, he will continue to:
- Fight to repeal dangerous bail reform laws.
- Advocate for our first responders and police officers.
- Fight price gouging by local big energy companies.
- Protect the integrity of our election system.
- Advocate for clean water infrastructure, shoreline protection, and clean beaches.
Ari unveiled his priorities as he launched his Assembly re-election campaign. Rising lawlessness, hate crimes and anti-Semitism are a direct result of Albany policies and legislation. Specifically, the Democrat-controlled legislature has passed the “cashless bail” law, which has turned loose killers, drug dealers, gang members and other dangerous criminals into our communities. In fact, a classmate of one of Ari’s children, a resident of the 5-Towns, was brutally targeted in a recent Antisemitic attack in New York City; the victim decrying Albany’s “soft on crime” legislation. In addition, Ari will stand firmly against attempts to defund police.
As a father of seven and as a grandfather of two, Eric “Ari” Brown is also an advocate for parents whom are frustrated with Albany politicians, whom have tried to replace parental decision making on masking of children with an inept and uncaring governmental bureaucracy.
Ari wants to reverse the regressive commuter tax, euphemistically referred to as congestion pricing. The one-billion-dollar tax effects all automobile traffic entering and leaving Manhattan south of 60th Street. Ari believes this tax is particularly regressive since it does not take into account the ability of individual commuters to pay and is onerous on Long Island commuters whom comprise a large portion of traffic entering the City.
Residents of the 20th Assembly District deserve a voice of reason in Albany. The extreme politicians have gone too far in Albany, making our neighborhoods less safe, undermining parental authority, and bringing us spiraling taxes. Ari Brown will continue to stand up for our communities, support our police, and work with residents who don’t want a government that attempts to usurp their parental rights.
Eric “Ari” Brown is a 30-year resident of the Village of Cedarhurst and a lifelong "Long Islander." Mr. Brown is also running on the Conservative Party line.
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