ERIC ARI BROWN
- Brown, 54, of Cedarhurst, seeks his first full term after winning a special election in April and has the backing of the Conservative Party.
- He is deputy mayor of Cedarhurst Village and president of a design/building firm. His bachelor’s degree in economics is from Queens College.
- He considers himself a fiscal conservative whose work with the village business improvement district reduced the downtown vacancy rate.
- On public safety, he would repeal or fix bail reform, fight hate crimes and antisemitism and give more support to law enforcement, noting he has delivered $50,000 for two police booths in Oceanside.
- He would eliminate New York City’s congestion pricing, saying it amounts to a commuter tax on Long Islanders.
- To alleviate traffic jams in the Five Towns area and provide a convenient evacuation route, he would reexamine a 1940s plan for Nassau Expressway to link southwest Nassau to New York City, but notes this would now cost billions of dollars.
- He vows to distribute aid equitably, saying he split a $25,000 grant between the five libraries in his district.