Bernie Juskiewicz

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Bernie Juskiewicz
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Lamoille-3 district
In office
2013 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byMark Woodward (2011–2013)[1][2]
Succeeded byLucy Rogers
Personal details
Born(1943-04-06)April 6, 1943
Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 8, 2020(2020-04-08) (aged 77)
Vermont, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Suzan Juskiewicz
Children3
ResidenceCambridge, Vermont
Alma materCollege of Emporia
Professionaccounting/management

Bernard Charles Juskiewicz Jr. (/ˈʌskwɪts/ JUSS-kwits;[3] April 6, 1943 – April 8, 2020)[4][5] was an American politician in the state of Vermont. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, who sat as a Republican from the Lamoille-3 district, after having being elected for the first time in 2012.[6] Juskiewicz did not seek reelection in 2018. He also served on the Lamoille Union High School Board, the Cambridge Elementary School Board and the Cambridge Select Board.[7][8]

Biography[edit]

Juskiewicz was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hopkins Academy in Hadley, Massachusetts.[7] He completed his bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the College of Emporia in Kansas.[7] In 1967, he married his wife, Suzan, with whom he had three children.[7]

Juskiewicz began his career at IBM by working in the accounting and management departments at a company facility in East Fishkill, New York.[7] In 1978, Juskiewicz and his family moved to Cambridge, Vermont, when was transferred to a new job at the IBM factory in Essex Junction.[7][9]

In 2012, Juskiewicz, was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives from open Lamoille-3 seat, centered in Cambridge, as a Republican. He won re-election in 2014 and 2016, but declined to seek re-election in 2018. He was initially assigned to the state House Education Committee before later becoming a member of the Appropriations Committee.[8]

Juskiewicz became a proponent of secondary education programs and a supporter of the University of Vermont during his tenure in the Vermont House.[8] He helped establish a recovery center in Johnson, Vermont, called Jenna's House.[8] Juskiewicz also advocated for funding for the U.S.S. Vermont, a United States Navy nuclear submarine. The new submarine was due to be commissioned in April 2020, but was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[8] He retired from the state House in January 2019 and was succeeded by Democrat Lucy Rogers.

Juskiewicz died from COVID-19 on April 8, 2020, at the age of 77.[8] Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered flags to fly at half-staff in Juskiewicz's memory.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preston, Chris (January 27, 2011). "New legislators from Waterbury, Johnson". Stowe Reporter. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Shumlin appoints Trieber, Ellis, Woodward to fill vacant House seats". Vermont Business Magazine. January 21, 2011. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "A Special Message from Bernie Juskiewicz". Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  4. ^ A. W. Rich Funeral Home: Bernard Charles Juskiewicz Jr.
  5. ^ Our Campaigns.com.-Bernard C. Juskiewicz
  6. ^ "Candidate petition filing list for Vermont 2012 elections". Vermont Business Magazine. June 15, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Representative Bernard Juskiewicz". Vermont General Assembly. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Hewitt, Eliabeth (April 9, 2020). "Former State Rep Bernie Juskiewicz dies of coronavirus". VTDigger. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  9. ^ "Former Vermont lawmaker dies of coronavirus". WCAX-TV. April 8, 2020. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved April 11, 2020.