Andrew Garbarino

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Andrew Garbarino
Andrew Garbarino 117th U.S Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byPeter T. King
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 7th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2020
Preceded byMichael Fitzpatrick
Succeeded byJarett Gandolfo
Personal details
Andrew Reed Garbarino

(1984-09-27) September 27, 1984 (age 36)
Sayville, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA)
Hofstra University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Andrew Reed Garbarino[1] (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. He used to serve as the New York State Assemblyman for the 7th district since 2013. Garbarino is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education[edit]

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]


Following graduation from law school, Garbarino worked at his family law firm in downtown Sayville. His family also owns numerous small businesses throughout the downtown communities from Bay Shore to Patchogue.[7]

New York State Assembly[edit]

In 2012, Phil Boyle vacated his New York Assembly seat to run for the New York Senate. Garbarino was nominated by the New York Republican Party to replace him, and won his first term with 56%.[8] He has been reelected three times since.[9]

Election history[edit]

Year Candidate Party Votes %
2012[10] Andrew Garbarino Republican 22,174 44.17%
Andrew Garbarino Conservative 4,672 9.31%
Andrew Garbarino Independence 1,414 2.82%
Andrew Garbarino Main Street Party 241 0.48%
Andrew Garbarino Total 28.501 56.77%
Christopher D. Bodkin Democratic 21,701 43.23%
Christopher D. Bodkin Total 21,701 43.23%
2014[11] Andrew Garbarino Republican 15,389 52.80%
Andrew Garbarino Conservative 3,647 12.16%
Andrew Garbarino Independence 1,351 4.50%
Andrew Garbarino Total 20,837 69.46%
Deborah Pfeiffer Democratic 9,162 30.54%
Deborah Pfeiffer Total 9,162 30.54%
2016[12] Andrew Garbarino Republican 31,330 55.07%
Andrew Garbarino Conservative 5,018 8.82%
Andrew Garbarino Independence 1,612 2.83%
Andrew Garbarino Reform 275 0.48%
Andrew Garbarino Total 38.235 67.21%
Nicholas R Gambini Democratic 18,653 32.79%
Nicholas R Gambini Total 18,653 32.79%
2018[13] Andrew Garbarino Republican 24,552 49.57%
Andrew Garbarino Conservative 3,257 6.58%
Andrew Garbarino Independence 813 1.64%
Andrew Garbarino Women's Equality 348 0.70%
Andrew Garbarino Reform 105 0.21%
Andrew Garbarino Total 29,075 58.71%
Thomas E. Murray III Democratic 20,452 41.29%
Thomas E. Murray III Total 20,452 41.29%

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]



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

In the general election, Garbarino was the candidate of the Republican Party, the Conservative Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Save America Movement Party. He ran against Jackie Gordon, the nominee of the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence parties, and defeated her by a 53 to 46 percent margin.[16][17]


Garbarino was sworn in on January 3, 2021.[18]

On January 6, 2021, Rep. Garbarino voted against the challenge to the Pennsylvania results.

Rep. Garbarino wrote:

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.[19]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Garbarino is Catholic.[21][22]


  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". Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Election Night Tally". Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Election Night Tally". Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "Election Night Tally". Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "Election Night Tally". Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "King endorses Andrew Garbarino for Congress". Newsday.
  15. ^ "Election Results". Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  16. ^ "Republican Andrew Garbarino wins election to U.S. House in New York's 2nd Congressional District". AP NEWS. December 4, 2020.
  17. ^ "2020 Election Results | New York State Board of Elections".
  18. ^ Hoey, Peggy Spellman. “Freshman Congressman Garbarino Takes Oath In Washington, D.C.” Wantagh-Seaford, NY Patch, Patch, 4 Jan. 2021,
  19. ^ "Garbarino Issues Statement on Jan. 6th Joint Session of Congress". External link in |website= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)
  20. ^ a b "Committees and Caucuses | Representative Andrew Garbarino". Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  21. ^ "Biography". Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  22. ^ "Religious affiliation of the 117th Congress". Pew Research Center. January 4, 2021.

External links[edit]

New York State Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Fitzpatrick
Member of the New York Assembly
from the 7th district

Succeeded by
Jarett Gandolfo
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter T. King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Scott Franklin
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Carlos A. Giménez