Andrew Garbarino NY-02

Andrew Garbarino
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Republican congressional candidate Andrew Garbarino will release his first tv ad focused on the general election on Sept. 17. J.D. FREDA/HERALD

Summary

Current Position: US Representative of NY 2nd District since 2021
Affiliation: Republican
Former Position: State Delegate from 2013 – 2020
District: Includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County.

Andrew Reed Garbarino is an American attorney who  served as the New York State Assemblyman for the 7th district from 2013 to 2020. After graduating from law school, Garbarino worked at his family law firm in Sayville. His family also owns numerous small businesses in communities in the district.

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About

Andrew Garbarino NY-02A lifelong Long Islander, Andrew has dedicated his life to family and community.

The proud son of a lawyer and small business owner and a teacher, Andrew went to Sayville High School where he participated in student government and worked at the local hardware store. As a man of faith, Andrew received his communion and confirmation at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, where he still attends Mass on Sundays. After high school graduation, Andrew went on to receive his BA in history and classical humanities from The George Washington University. Andrew then returned to Long Island where he received his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University. Upon his graduation from law school, Andrew joined his father at their family law firm in downtown Sayville.

Andrew’s love and appreciation for his family-oriented community on Long Island inspired him to run for a seat in the New York Assembly, where he served the 7th district for four terms. During his tenure in the Assembly, Andrew fought to increase state funding for Long Island school districts, protect our island’s environment including the Great South Bay, oppose tax hikes, and support our local heroes in law enforcement.

A proud member of the Sayville Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus, Andrew has been a leader in his Long Island community following the Rotary Club’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

Andrew has represented New York’s Second Congressional District in Congress since 2021 and fights every day for the hardworking people of Long Island. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee, the House Homeland Security Committee, and the House Ethics Committee.

 

Personal

Full Name: Andrew R. Garbarino

Gender:  Male

Birth Date:   09/27/1984

Birth Place:  Sayville, NY

Home City: Sayville, NY

Religion:  Roman Catholic

Source:

Education

BA, History and Classical Humanities, George Washington University

JD, Hofstra University School of Law

Political Experience

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 2, 2021-present

Former Minority Joint Conference Vice Chair, New York State Assembly

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 2, 2022

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, District 7, 2013-2021

Candidate, New York State Assembly, District 7, 2018

Offices

Washington DC Office
2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515Phone: (202) 225-7896
Fax: (202) 226-2279

Patchogue District Office
31 Oak Street Suite 20
Patchogue, NY  11772Phone: (631) 541-4225

Contact

Email: Government page

Web Links

Politics

Source: none

Election Results

YearCandidatePartyVotes%
2012[11]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican22,17444.17%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative4,6729.31%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,4142.82%
Andrew GarbarinoMain Street Party2410.48%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal28.50156.77%
Christopher D. BodkinDemocratic21,70143.23%
Christopher D. BodkinTotal21,70143.23%
2014[12]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican15,38952.80%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative3,64712.16%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,3514.50%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal20,83769.46%
Deborah PfeifferDemocratic9,16230.54%
Deborah PfeifferTotal9,16230.54%
2016[13]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican31,33055.07%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative5,0188.82%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,6122.83%
Andrew GarbarinoReform2750.48%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal38.23567.21%
Nicholas R GambiniDemocratic18,65332.79%
Nicholas R GambiniTotal18,65332.79%
2018[14]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican24,55249.57%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative3,2576.58%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence8131.64%
Andrew GarbarinoWomen’s Equality3480.70%
Andrew GarbarinoReform1050.21%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal29,07558.71%
Thomas E. Murray IIIDemocratic20,45241.29%
Thomas E. Murray IIITotal20,45241.29%

Finances

Source: Open Secrets

Committees

Committee Assignments for the 118th Congress:

Caucus & Taskforce Membership:

New Legislation

Issues

Economy & Jobs

Government site

As a third-generation business owner, I know firsthand that small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and the livelihood of so many hardworking Long Islanders.

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been especially difficult for Long Island small businesses. Now, record inflation, labor shortages, supply chain shortages, and a historical energy crisis are serving as major roadblocks to revitalization. The state of small business in America is in crisis and we need pro-growth policies and less red tape to reinvigorate our economy.

I served as a member of the GOP Jobs and Economy Task Force dedicated to reducing over regulation, lessening small business tax burdens, and getting government out of the way of recovery. America’s small businesses must be allowed to reopen, and I am dedicated to delivering real results for small businesses back home on Main Street.

Here’s how I am working to fight for small businesses:

Education

Government site

Global Affairs

China

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – China is not our friend. Congress must do more to counteract their increasingly aggressive economic and diplomatic posture.

For too long, China’s state-owned technology and telecommunications companies, like Huawei, have been infiltrating America’s data, infrastructure, and telecommunications networks. This is a major national security risk that we cannot take lightly, and as the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, I vow to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable.

For the last century, the CCP has repeatedly violated basic human rights and brutalized its own citizens. As a nation that opposes and condemns hatred in any form, the U.S. must find ways to hold China accountable for its heinous actions. The U.S. must also act to counter Chinese aggression within the Indo-Pacific region, including by partnering with our allies to combat its illegitimate claims on the world’s most important shipping lanes in the South China Sea and predatory actions toward developing countries.

From failing the world with their handling of COVID-19, to committing atrocities against their own people, to posing a national security risk to the United States – Congress must continue to be tough on China until they change their policies and behaviors.

Here’s how I am working to hold China accountable:

Governance

Congress

The great people of New York’s 2nd Congressional District sent me to Washington because of my willingness to put self-interests aside and be a citizen legislator.

I firmly believe that what unites us as Americans is more than anything that may divide us. I joined the Problems Solvers Caucus in Congress to break through the gridlock of today’s politics and find commonsense solutions on behalf of Long Islanders.

I have been a staunch supporter and advocate for Congressional Reform and the implementation of Term Limits for both Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. With that goal in mind, I became an original co-sponsor of House Joint Resolution (H.J.Res.) 12, which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

Here’s how I’m fighting for Congress to work in a way that benefits NY-02:

Immigration

Border Security

The Biden Border Crisis continues to fuel drug and gang activity in American communities across the country. As illicit drugs pour across the border, violent cartel and gang activity is re-emerging in neighborhoods and schools.

During President Biden’s tenure, over 4.5 million migrants have been apprehended illegally crossing the southwest border – the highest number in history. As the Administration continues to downplay this crisis, cartels are growing bolder. Human smugglers are making millions and drug traffickers are pumping heroin and fentanyl into our country. This crisis resulted from President Biden’s policy decisions, and it is time he takes action to address it.

I support the continuation of Title 42, a vital tool for border officials. I have fought to end the administration’s secret middle of the night flights of unaccompanied migrants into New York and communities across the country. I have serious concerns about who these migrants are, how they have been vetted, and how local resources may be used for their education and other needs. The administration owes Members of Congress, and the residents of affected states, additional information about who is entering their communities

I have visited the border twice since entering Congress, spoken to border patrol, and witnessed firsthand the impacts of the ongoing crisis – the abuse of unaccompanied children, trafficking of drugs, and prevalence of criminal gang members amidst a resource-constrained CBP. In order to secure our border, we must build the wall, invest in Customs and Border Protection technology and manpower, and require transparency from the administration regarding plans and actions to address this crisis.

Science & Technology

Cybersecurity

In today’s hyper-connected world, cybersecurity is national security. Our cyber defenses help guard our democracy, livelihoods, and the American way of life.

Cyberattacks are the preeminent threat of our time, as we have seen recently in the countless intrusions across every sector of our economy – from the energy sector to financial services sector, and even at home in our local school districts. This threat has been even more magnified following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The time for action is now.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, housed within the Department of Homeland Security, is the nation’s lead civilian cybersecurity agency. CISA is available to help the public and private sector prepare for and respond to cyberattacks and offers many free resources. CISA in partnership with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) also offers several no cost services across the nation that should be leveraged by state and locals and the private sector. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, I am committed to promoting cybersecurity guidance and best practices that can be leveraged by SLTTs and small businesses in my district to raise cyber awareness. I encourage all individuals and organizations to visit www.cisa.gov/shields-up for more information about how you can protect yourself from cyber risk.

Here’s how I’m fighting to mitigate cyber threats and improve U.S. cyber preparedness:

More Information

Services

Source: Government page

District

Source: Wikipedia

New York’s 2nd congressional district is a congressional district for the United States House of Representatives along the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It includes southwestern Suffolk County and a small portion of southeastern Nassau County. The district is currently represented by Republican Andrew Garbarino.

According to the APM Research Lab’s Voter Profile Tools (featuring the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey), the district contained about 512,000 potential voters (citizens, age 18+). Of these, 68% are White, 17% Latino, and 10% Black. Immigrants make up 15% of the district’s potential voters. The median income among households (with one or more potential voter) in the district is about $109,400. As for the educational attainment of potential voters in the district, 32% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree.

Wikipedia

Andrew Reed Garbarino[1] (ˌɡɑːrbərˈn GAR-bə-REE-noh; born September 27, 1984)[2][3][4] is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the New York State Assemblyman for the 7th district from 2013 to 2020.

Early life and education

Garbarino was born and raised in Sayville, New York.[5] He graduated from Sayville High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and classical humanities from George Washington University. He then earned a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.[6]

Career

After graduating from law school, Garbarino worked at his family law firm in Sayville. His family also owns numerous small businesses in communities from Bay Shore to Patchogue.[7]

New York State Assembly

In 2012, Phil Boyle vacated his New York Assembly seat to run for the New York Senate. The New York Republican Party nominated Garbarino to replace him, and he was elected with 56% of the vote.[8] He was reelected three times, in 2014, 2016, and 2018.[9] Garbarino was a member of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators as an assemblyman.[10]

Election history

YearCandidatePartyVotes%
2012[11]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican22,17444.17%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative4,6729.31%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,4142.82%
Andrew GarbarinoMain Street Party2410.48%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal28.50156.77%
Christopher D. BodkinDemocratic21,70143.23%
Christopher D. BodkinTotal21,70143.23%
2014[12]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican15,38952.80%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative3,64712.16%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,3514.50%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal20,83769.46%
Deborah PfeifferDemocratic9,16230.54%
Deborah PfeifferTotal9,16230.54%
2016[13]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican31,33055.07%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative5,0188.82%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence1,6122.83%
Andrew GarbarinoReform2750.48%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal38.23567.21%
Nicholas R GambiniDemocratic18,65332.79%
Nicholas R GambiniTotal18,65332.79%
2018[14]Andrew GarbarinoRepublican24,55249.57%
Andrew GarbarinoConservative3,2576.58%
Andrew GarbarinoIndependence8131.64%
Andrew GarbarinoWomen’s Equality3480.70%
Andrew GarbarinoReform1050.21%
Andrew GarbarinoTotal29,07558.71%
Thomas E. Murray IIIDemocratic20,45241.29%
Thomas E. Murray IIITotal20,45241.29%

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2020

Following the announcement that 14-term incumbent Representative Peter T. King would not run for reelection in 2020, Garbarino announced his candidacy for Congress in New York’s 2nd congressional district. He ran in the June 23 Republican Party primary, and was endorsed by King, as well as the Nassau County and Suffolk County Republican Parties.[15] He defeated Assemblyman Mike LiPetri, 65% to 35%.[16]

In the general election, Garbarino was the candidate of the Republican, Conservative, and Libertarian parties, and the Serve America Movement. He defeated Suffolk County legislator Jackie Gordon, the nominee of the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence parties, 53% to 46%.[17][18][19]

2022

Garbarino won the Republican primary with 53.7% of the vote against primary challengers Robert Cornicelli and Mike Rakebrandt. He was re-elected with 60.7% of the vote against Democrat Jackie Gordon.

Tenure

Garbarino was sworn in on January 3, 2021.[20]

On January 6, 2021, Garbarino did not object to the Electoral College results, saying:

The role of Congress is not to overturn the election or to take actions that silence voters. The Constitution is clear, the votes must be counted and certified by the states and Congress has the constitutional obligation to accept those electors and certify each states’ elections. All 50 states have certified their elections and the majority of electors have cast their votes for President-Elect Joe Biden. While I join many Long Islanders in wishing the results were different, Congress does not have the constitutional authority to overturn the election.[21]

In March 2021, Garbarino was one of eight House Republicans to vote for the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.[22]

Garbarino voted against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, as did every congressional Republican.[23]

On May 19, 2021, Garbarino was one of 35 Republicans who joined all Democrats in voting to approve legislation to establish the January 6, 2021 commission meant to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[24] On November 5, 2021, Garbarino was one of 13 House Republicans who voted with a majority of Democrats in favor of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.[25] Trump excoriated House Republicans who voted for the bill.[26]

In October 2023, Garbarino was one of 18 Republicans who voted against Jim Jordan’s nomination for Speaker of the House all three times.

LGBT rights

In 2021, Garbarino co-sponsored the Fairness for All Act, the Republican alternative to the Equality Act.[27] The bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, and protect the free exercise of religion.

On July 19, 2022, Garbarino and 46 other Republican representatives voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify the right to same-sex marriage in federal law.[28]

Committee assignments

For the 118th Congress:[29]

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Garbarino is Catholic.[33][34] He resides in Bayport.

References

  1. ^ “New York Bar Association Attorney Online Services – Search”.
  2. ^ Coleman, Justine (December 4, 2020). “Rep.-elect Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.-02)”. The Hill. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Korb, Priscila (June 23, 2020). “Candidate Profile: Andrew Garbarino for Congress”. Patch.
  4. ^ Mottl, Judy (November 7, 2012). “Garbarino Wins 7th Assembly District Seat”. Patch.
  5. ^ “Editorial: Elect Andrew Garbarino in 7th Assembly District”. Newsday. October 23, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  6. ^ “Assemblyman Andrew R. Garbarino ’09”. Hofstra Law News. July 31, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. ^ “Sayville attorney, a veteran of political battles, likely to be new Islip GOP chairman”. Newsday. September 17, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  8. ^ “Garbarino Wins 7th Assembly District Seat”. Sayville-Bayport Patch. November 7, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  9. ^ “Our Campaigns – Candidate – Andrew R. Garbarino”. www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  10. ^ Garbarino, Andrew (March 17, 2015). “ASSEMBLYMAN GARBARINO ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS”. Patch.
  11. ^ “Election Night Tally”. apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  12. ^ “Election Night Tally”. apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  13. ^ “Election Night Tally”. apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  14. ^ “Election Night Tally”. apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  15. ^ “King endorses Andrew Garbarino for Congress”. Newsday. February 9, 2020.
  16. ^ “Election Results”. apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  17. ^ “Republican Andrew Garbarino wins election to U.S. House in New York’s 2nd Congressional District”. AP NEWS. December 4, 2020.
  18. ^ “2020 Election Results | New York State Board of Elections”. www.elections.ny.gov.
  19. ^ Robert Golomb (September 24, 2020). “Long Island GOP Congressional Candidate Andrew Garbarino: Separating His Opponent’s Resume From Her Policies”. The Published Reporter.
  20. ^ Hoey, Peggy Spellman. “Freshman Congressman Garbarino Takes Oath In Washington, D.C.” Wantagh-Seaford, NY Patch, Patch, January 4, 2021, http://patch.com/new-york/wantagh/freshman-congressman-garbarino-takes-oath-washington-d-c.
  21. ^ “Garbarino Issues Statement on Jan. 6th Joint Session of Congress”. January 4, 2021.
  22. ^ Juliegrace Brufke (March 11, 2021). “The eight Republicans who voted to tighten background checks on guns”. The Hill.
  23. ^ “Roll Call 72 Roll Call 72, Bill Number: H. R. 1319, 117th Congress, 1st Session”. March 10, 2021.
  24. ^ LeBlanc, Paul (May 19, 2021). “Here are the 35 House Republicans who voted for the January 6 commission”. CNN. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  25. ^ Annie Grayer (November 6, 2021). “These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it”. CNN. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  26. ^ Republicans who voted for Biden’s infrastructure bill come under fire from Trump. CNN, Alex Rogers and Manu Raju, November 5, 2021. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  27. ^ “Fairness for All Act (H.R. 1440)”.
  28. ^ Schnell, Mychael (July 19, 2022). “These are the 47 House Republicans who voted for a bill protecting marriage equality”. The Hill. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  29. ^ “Andrew R. Garbarino”. United States House of Representatives. Retrieved October 13, 2023.
  30. ^ “Committees and Caucuses | Representative Andrew Garbarino”. garbarino.house.gov. January 3, 2021. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  31. ^ “MEMBERS”. RMSP. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  32. ^ “Homepage of Republican Governance Group”. Republican Governance Group. December 14, 2019.
  33. ^ “Biography”. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  34. ^ “Religious affiliation of the 117th Congress”. Pew Research Center. January 4, 2021.

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