Andrew Garbarino was elected to serve the constituents of the 7th Assembly District on November 6, 2012. His district includes parts of Suffolk County. In his role as Assemblyman, Garbarino has made it his priority to advocate for policies that improve the lives of New Yorkers by creating opportunities for job growth, reducing the cost and burdens faced by families and job-creators, improving education and restoring its funding, and advocating for the most vulnerable in the state. Serving in his fourth term as Assemblyman, Garbarino has taken on several positions of leadership. He is the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Insurance. He also sits on the Codes, Health, Higher Education, and Racing and Wagering Committees. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Conference Committee and is a member of the Assembly Minority Review Committee, which develops and vets policy for the Minority Conference. Assemblyman Garbarino has also been heavily involved in the work of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), where he is a member of the executive committee. The organization is comprised of state legislators from throughout the country. As an organization, it is focused on crafting model legislation aimed at preserving state jurisdiction over insurance policy and improving the quality of insurance regulation. At NCOIL, he is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Articles of Organization and Bylaws Revision and sits on the Committees on Joint State-Federal Relations and International Insurance Issues, Life Insurance and Financial Planning, and Property-Casualty Insurance. A third generation local businessman, Garbarino works at his family law firm in downtown Sayville. The Garbarino family has owned/operated small businesses throughout the downtown communities from Bay Shore to Patchogue over the last several decades. A lifelong resident of Sayville, Garbarino graduated from Sayville High School and received a B.A. in History and Classical Humanities from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He then returned home and earned his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. Devoted to his community, Garbarino is a member of the Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus, and is a parishioner at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Sayville. Garbarino is counsel for the Captain Merrill H. Masin and Graham D. Masin Foundation, which awards over $25,000 per year in local scholarships to high school students.