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 two boys, Lenny and Benjamin.
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 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 high density apartments into the suburbs, Jarett fought back and ultimately defeated the proposal.
In our local communities, Jarett has delivered funding to complete impactful projects - a student metal health center a new elementary school playground, major crosswalk upgrades in downtown Sayville, extra funding for our libraries, and much more. In his next term, Jarett will continue delivering quality of life improvements to our communities, while pushing for major infrastructure projects such as fixing the Oakdale Merge and expanding sewer access.
Jarett with his wife Natalia, a local attorney