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Edwin A. Gomes Edit Profile

State legislator

Edwin A. Gomes, American state legislator. Founding member Bridgeport First, Education First; board directors Connecticut Citizen Action Group; Member of Connecticut Federation Black Democratic Clubs, Bridgeport Black Democratic Club.

Background

Gomes, Edwin A. was born in 1936 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.

Career

With Carpenter Steel, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963—1977. International representative District 1, civil right coordinator United Steelworkers of America, 1977—1998, retired, 1998. Member District 23 Connecticut State Senate, since 2006, co-chair housing committee, vice chair labor & public employees committee, member judiciary committee, general law committee, appropriation committee, assistant majority leader.

Member Local 2215 United Steelworkers of America, 1963—1998. Member Coalition Black Trade Unionists, 1977—1998, Bridgeport City Council, 1983—1989, 1999—2005. Chair School Building Committee.

Member executive board Connecticut American Federation Labor-Congress Industrial Organizations. Served with United States Army, 1958-1963, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1958-1961, Korea, 1961-1962, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1963.

Membership

Founding member Bridgeport First, Education First. Board directors Connecticut Citizen Action Group. Member of Connecticut Federation Black Democratic Clubs, Bridgeport Black Democratic Club.

Connections

Married; 6 children.