Brendan Sharkey

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J. Brendan Sharkey
Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded by Chris Donovan
Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
January 7, 2009 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Chris Donovan
Succeeded by Joe Aresimowicz
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 88th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 6, 1993
Preceded by Margaret Gill
Personal details
Born 1962
Orange, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Residence Hamden, Connecticut
Alma mater Georgetown University B.A.,English/Philosophy
University of Connecticut School of Law J.D.
Website [1]

J. Brendan Sharkey (Orange, New Jersey, 1962) is the current Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was sworn in as Speaker on January 9, 2013. From 2009 until his election as speaker he served as the Majority Leader and since 1993 has represented the 88th Assembly District representing Hamden (part)

Early life and family[edit]

Sharkey was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1962 and moved to Connecticut in 1971. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Philosophy. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1989.

Professional career[edit]

Sharkey is an attorney and owner of AmeriZone, LLC, a small consulting business specializing in zoning and permit expediting for national companies.

Political career[edit]

Sharkey was first elected to the House in 1993 representing the 88th Assembly District covering a part of Hamden. In 2009, he was elected the Majority Leader and elected Speaker in 2013.

He previously served as House Chair of the Planning & Development Committee and the Review & Investigations Committee and served on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee.

Associations[edit]

  • Member, Hamden Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association

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