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

John Avlon

John Avlon is running for Representative in Congress, 1st District - Democratic

John Avlon

John Avlon



  • Avlon, 51, of Sag Harbor, is a journalist, political commentator and author who left his job at CNN in February to run for Congress.
  • He has served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and has written books about American presidents.
  • Avlon received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University in 1996 and an MBA from Columbia University in 2006.


  • Avlon says he stands against extremism and for protection of Democracy.
  • He says he is focused on addressing the high cost of living, and backs full restoration of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.
  • He backs protection of reproductive rights. “It's outrageous that a young woman in America today has fewer rights than her mother did,” he said.

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