Andrew S. Gounardes

Andrew Gounardes is a proud product of the neighborhood where he was born and raised: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His father, a dentist, and mother, a public school teacher, brought up Andrew and his siblings with a strong commitment to serving their community. From a young age, Andrew was involved in his local parish, Holy Cross, serving as an altar boy and as a member of Boy Scout Troop 715, where he eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Andrew has ten years experience in government, public policy, and the non-profit sector. As an aide to City Council Member Vincent Gentile, he worked to get things done for his neighbors: helping seniors apply for heating assistance, getting potholes fixed and resolving tenant/landlord disputes. While earning his law degree, he served as a legislative aide to United States Senator Robert Menendez, tackling important issues like veterans' benefits and child support enforcement. Most recently, he worked at Citizens Committee for New York City, a non-profit that gives grants to community groups improving their neighborhoods.

Last year, Andrew was a candidate for the New York State Senate. Today, he is an attorney in private practice and serves on Brooklyn Community Board 10. Andrew is also a proud graduate of Fort Hamilton High School, CUNY Hunter College, and The George Washington University Law School.

Documents & Publications

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Op-Ed: Luxury Buildings Or Honest Government?

Andrew Gounardes Calls For Public Financing Of Elections

Last week, the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption released a report detailing an enraging, though not surprising, level of corruption in our state government. The Commission’s report identified so many illegal activities, and incredulous abuses of legal activities, they can’t all be listed here.

Pets Need Protection Too

Too many of our neighbors are left behind by an Albany that won’t pay women fairly, provide seniors access to transportation, or give our kids the classroom space they deserve. But one group that hasn’t been talked about enough is our pets. They are part of our families and need our protection, too.
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