Biography

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski
Kenneth P. Zebrowski was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election on May 1, 2007. He was re-elected in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Assemblyman Zebrowski lives in the Town of Clarkstown with his wife Clare and daughter Reagan. Ken graduated from Clarkstown Schools before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree Magna cum Laude in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and his Juris Doctor degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law.

Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Zebrowski was a member of the Rockland County Legislature for one year. Ken was active in the Rockland County community volunteering for several not-for-profit organizations and also serving as a youth sports coach.

Professionally, upon his graduation from law school, Zebrowski was a member of the law firms of Kenneth P. Zebrowski, Esq. and Zebrowski & Zebrowski, PC with his father Kenneth Peter Zebrowski. After Ken’s father passed away, he joined the law firm Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC.

During his years of service in the State Assembly, Zebrowski has authored and passed numerous bills that affect the lives of New Yorkers. In 2013, Ken authored and passed a Hepatitis C testing bill that was the first of its kind in the nation. This bill, which has served as a template for numerous other States, has led to the testing of thousands of New Yorkers, enabling them to get treatment for this life-threatening disease. Ken has been a leader in the Assembly majority by organizing coalitions of like-minded legislators to achieve real results for New York Families. Over the past several budget cycles, Ken was successful in capping the Medicaid costs of County governments, preventing reductions and changes to the STAR property tax relief program, restoring the GEA cuts to schools and protecting Rockland businesses from losing tax incentives. Assemblyman Zebrowski was the author of the full day kindergarten funding bill that achieved full day K for North Rockland and puts a full day K program in reach for the entire state.

Ken has been a reform minded legislator who has sponsored bills to ensure transparency in campaign material and co-sponsored measures to close the LLC loophole and strip corrupt public officials of their taxpayer funded pensions. In 2018 he was the sponsor of a bill that passed in the state budget to bring transparency to previously un-regulated “dark money” internet ads. He also authored and passed a bill to make a new crime of criminal sexual coercion to protect New Yorkers from inappropriate retaliation.

While working on significant state-wide legislation, Zebrowski has also been a strong advocate for Rockland County and its unique issues. There is no stronger voice against overdevelopment and illegal housing. Zebrowski’s dogged advocacy has exposed illegal building and fire code practices throughout the County that puts people’s lives and home values at risk. Due to his efforts, the State Education Department has made significant regulatory reforms in the way schools are inspected and the Department of State instituted extra-ordinary oversight over non-compliant municipalities. He passed the Code Enforcement Official Integrity act and authored several other bills that reform NY’s outdated inspection laws.

One of Ken’s priorities is ensuring Rockland County is not overlooked in State Government. An example of his work includes changing a statewide manufacturing incentive program to ensure Rockland would be included. In addressing some of Rockland’s more difficult problems: he co-authored the bill that set up a re-consolidation structure with annual Comptroller review to help Rockland County get out of a $96 million deficit and established oversight and additional funds for the East Ramapo School District. He has also authored and passed bills for Rockland County school districts and taxpayers that have had to deal with unique tax certiorari challenges and tax shifts.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Banks Committee where he has led the charge to protect consumers. His bill to regulate student loan servicing companies, and student loan debt consultants has been a priority of the State Assembly Majority, and he has worked with the Department of Financial Services to protect borrowers from predatory practices.

In addition to Chairing the Committee on Banks, he has spent over a decade on the Judiciary and Codes Committees working on issues of criminal justice reform, domestic violence issues and all matters affecting our court systems.

The 96th Assembly District includes the entire towns of Clarkstown and Haverstraw; the district also includes part of the Town of Ramapo.

Committees: Banks (Chair), Rules, Codes, Judiciary, Government Employees, Ethics.