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Jeffrey Berger
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Connecticut House of Representatives, District 73
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 14
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth5/12/1955
Place of birthWaterbury, CT
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Jeffrey Berger is a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the 73rd District since 2001.

Berger is a Sales Associate with Century 21 Real Estate. He previously worked as a Police Officer in the City of Waterbury from 1978-1998, and was a Teacher/Coach at Boca Ciega High from 1977-1978.

He served on the City Council of Waterbury from 1997-2000, Democratic Town Committee, 73rd District from 1997-1999, and Commissioner of City Planning for the City of Waterbury from 1991-1996.

Berger is a member of the Smart Growth Economic Advisory Council, Waterbury Development Corporation Board of Directors, Naugatucil Valley CL Advisory Board, Exchange Club of Watersbury, 100 Club of Connecticut, Neighborhood Council Waterbury, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #265.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Berger served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Executive and Legislative Nominations
Finance, Revenue and Bonding


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Berger served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Berger served on these committees:



See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Berger ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 73. Berger ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Dennis Odle (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey J. Berger Incumbent 61% 4,540
     Republican Dennis Odle 39% 2,908
Total Votes 7,448


See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Berger ran for re-election to the 73rd District seat in 2010. He defeated Jason Van Stone (R) and Richard A. Wood (I) in the November 2 general election.

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 73 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Berger (D) 2,911
Jason Van Stone (R) 2,193
Francis J. Caiazzo, Jr. (PEC) 293
Richard A. Wood (Ind) 150


On November 4, 2008, Berger won re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives from Connecticut's 73rd District, defeating Michael Telesca (I). Berger received 5,662 votes in the election while Telesca received 1,430 votes.[5] Berger raised $30,675 for his campaign.[6]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 73
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey Berger (D) 5,662
Michael Telesca (I) 1,430

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Berger raised $30,661 in contributions. [7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Caucus Cmte $3,190
House Democrats Caucus Cmte Of Connecticut $1,600


Listed below is the largest contributor to Jeffrey Berger's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $25,000


Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide

The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.[8]


Berger received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 scored members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. This score was 5 lower than his score of 5 for the 2009-10 term.[8]

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