A lifelong Long Islander, Jarett comes from a blue-collar family; his father was a Long Island Railroad employee and his mother was a hairdresser. They instilled in him a strong work ethic, emphasized the value of education, and always stressed the importance of family. He began helping out at his grandfather’s small window treatment shop at a young age. Throughout high school and college he worked as a supermarket cashier, as well as a warehouse hand and delivery driver for a grocery wholesale company. He received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Villanova University. Jarett and his wife, Natalia, are proud residents of Sayville, where they are raising their 15-month old son, Lenny.
Jarett was first elected in November of 2020 to represent the 7th Assembly District, and assumed office on January 1st, 2021. Upon taking office, Jarett became a prominent critic of Governor Cuomo’s COVID policies and the use of his emergency powers. He frequently appeared on the national stage to argue against the 10pm curfew imposed on restaurants, as well as to demand accountability for the State’s handling of nursing homes.
Jarett continues to emphasize public safety, advocating for the repeal of Cashless Bail and for additional resources for local police. He also places a high priority on environmental protections, supporting the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, wetland protections, and open space preservation. As gas and grocery prices have spiked, Jarett supported the Homeowner Tax Rebate Check program and middle-class tax cuts. And when Governor Hochul tried to override local zoning laws to force more apartments into the suburbs, Jarett fought back and ultimately defeated the proposal.
In our local communities, Jarett has delivered funding to complete much-needed projects – a new playground at Academy Elementary in Bayport, major crosswalk improvements in downtown Sayville and extra funding for the library, and repairs for a veterans’ hall in East Islip. He is also working with the Bayport-Blue Point School District to secure funds for a School Wellness Center at the high school, with offices for a social worker and psychologist. Jarett will focus on bringing pedestrian safety improvements to all of the downtown communities within the district, while continuing to push for major infrastructure projects such as fixing the Oakdale Merge and expanding sewer access.
Jarett with his wife Natalia, a local attorney