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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: June 25th, 2024 primaries

Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz is running for New York State Senator, 7th District - Democratic

Brad Schwartz

Brad Schwartz



  • Schwartz, 45, of Roslyn, works in policy research and commercial real estate management. He also has the Working Families Party ballot line.
  • Schwartz worked previously as a television producer and editor. 
  • He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor's of arts degree in film studies. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He received a Master of International Public Policy and a doctorate in international relations from Johns Hopkins University. 


  • Schwartz said he wants to tackle the high cost of living on Long Island. He said he would support legislation to reduce property taxes by 15% with the help of state subsidies.
  • Schwartz said he wants to work to reduce hate crimes and incidents of antisemitism. Schwartz said he wants to introduce legislation that would rescind or revoke private universities' property tax exemptions should they fail to protect Jewish or other minority students from hate and discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act.
  • He said if elected he would seek to play a major role in any revisions to how New York State distributes Foundation Aid to school districts. “The goal is to make sure that the reformulation of Foundation Aid benefits our local Long Island school districts,” Schwartz said.

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