A third-generation resident of Rockland County, Justin Sweet is proud to call the Hudson Valley home. And as the next State Senator for the 38th District – the Towns of Clarkstown, Orangetown, Ramapo, and Ossining – Justin will be a tireless advocate for the entire region.
Growing up in New City, Justin graduated from Clarkstown North High School in 1987. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, he returned to Rockland and worked at the family-owned title insurance business his grandfather founded; the same small business where his parents, Linda and Clarence met; and the same family-owned small business where he met his wife, Olga. After marrying Olga in 1997, both lifelong Hudson Valley residents, they knew they wanted to stay in Rockland, building a life and family in Rockland. Going back to school later in life, Justin earned his law degree at Pace University in 2005.
Committed to giving back, Justin has always been an active member of the community: a member of the Congers-Valley Cottage Rotary club; the Sons of the American Legion, Post 1682; and Committee Chair for Boy Scouts Troop 79.
Since 2011, Justin has served as Town Clerk in the Clarkstown. Elected and re-elected five times, he’s transformed the Clerk’s office. Doing more with less, Justin has expanded services, improved transparency and increased information available online, and improved efficiency, all while managing a department consolidation, and taking on the duties, of the Receiver of Taxes office.
As State Senator, Justin is committed to bringing his record of problem solving to Albany. He’s committed to expanding access and affordability to quality healthcare; protecting our environment and our quality of life; and making it easier for small businesses, like his family’s, to invest and grow in their community.
An avid hiker, Justin also enjoys skiing and ice skating with his family. His wife, Olga, and their kids call New City home with their dog and four cats.