Why I'm Running

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Why I'm Running

I’m Andrew Garbarino, and I’m running for congress to fight for Long Island Families, and deliver real results for New York’s 2nd Congressional District as your representative in Washington.

I went to Sayville High School, where I participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. I received my communion and confirmation at St. Lawrence, where you can still find me in the pews on Sunday mornings. After graduating from high school, I attended college at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, before receiving my Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and practicing law at a local law office in my hometown of Sayville.

I chose to put down roots here on Long Island’s South Shore for many of the same reasons countless Long Islanders have done so before me – communities complete with thriving downtowns filled with longstanding family-owned businesses, strong schools, and safe neighborhoods.

The uniqueness of Long Island has never been lost on me, and I have made it my mission to preserve the island lifestyle we are so fortunate to enjoy.

Since 2013, I’ve represented much of the south shore in the New York State Assembly, where I’ve fought to increase state funding for area school districts, worked to protect our island’s environment including the Great South Bay, opposed tax hikes, and supported our local heroes in law enforcement.

I’ve taken on the liberal Albany machine, and now, I am seeking to fight for Long Islanders and our way of life, in Congress. Just like I spoke out against the disastrous bail reform package advanced by the Democrats in the state legislature, I’ll stand up to AOC and Nancy Pelosi, and make sure the House of Representatives is truly the people’s house once again – not the log jammed mess it has become.

Our congressional district deserves a representative who will bring renewed transparency to government, be a voice for our neighbors in law enforcement, lead the fight to hold China accountable, and get things done – I am that candidate.

With your support, I’ll be able to fight to protect Long Island families, and build on the great work of retiring Congressman Peter King – a devoted public servant, whose support I am honored to have received in this race.

Join me – and together, we will send a new generation of leadership to Washington.