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Jeffrey J. Berger Edit Profile

politician , member of the Connecticut House of Representatives

Jeffrey J. Berger is an American Democrat politician in the state of Connecticut, representing the 73rd district in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Background

Berger, Jeffrey J. was born on May 12, 1955 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States. Son of Joseph M. and Phyllis (Gualtieiri) Berger.

Education

Berger attended both public and private schools including John F. Kennedy High School and Millbrook Prep in Millbrook, New York. He studied at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, ultimately graduating from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1978 with a double major: BS ‚ Social Studies, and BA ‚ Psychology, and receiving a Secondary Teaching certification. Berger completed post-graduate work at the University of New Haven, earning graduate credits toward an MBA.

Career

He has one brother, Mitchell M. Berger. Berger is a former middle school teacher and coach, and is retired from the Waterbury Police Department after 20 years of service. He is also a realtor.

Berger led the charge for redevelopment and design of Bunker Hill Park, and The Ray Snyder Sr. Field at Municipal Stadium, Kaynor Technical School. He is a supporter of Brownfields re-mediation and development to fully utilize the space of the many closed and abandoned warehouses and factories in the city.

He has also worked to increase and expand the film industry in Connecticut, increasing investments and movie production by over 200% since 2005. Berger is serving his fifth term in the Connecticut General Assembly. He is House Chair of the Commerce Committee and serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

And Judiciary Committees. Berger has co-sponsored and introduced proposed legislation regarding car tax reform for large municipalities, background checks for caregivers dealing with the mentally challenged, and a DNA database of samples taken from convicted felons.

Achievements

  • Berger's accomplishments and awards include the Waterbury Police Department Medal of Excellence, Level IV Medal, I Ribbon with Star, 14 Departmental Commendations, FBI SWAT training, and Century-21 multimillion-dollar sales associate.

Membership

Board directors Waterbury Development Corporation, since 2008. Member of American Federation State County & Municipal Employees Connecticut Council Police, Connecticut Association Realtors, Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial Association, Police Mutual Aid Society, Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association, Exchange Club Watersbury, 100 Club Connecticut, Western Hills Golf & Social Club, Fraternal Order of Elks.

Connections

Married Noreen Berger. 1 child Connor;1 child Christopher.

father:
Joseph M. Berger

mother:
Phyllis (Gualtieiri) Berger

spouse:
Noreen Berger

child:
Christopher Berger