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Orange County Legislature

District 20 - Jeffrey D. Berkman


Representing the City of Middletown

Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Life-long resident of Middletown, NY
  • Husband and father; businessman; international traveler; boxing fan and radio talk show host, WTBQ 1110 am

Business/Government Experience:

  • JDB Management, Inc.—owner since 2000, property rentals and management
  • Legislative Director, Assemblyman Jake Gunther, 1995-1998, Albany
  • Empire State College, OCCC, SUNY—State and Local Government Instructor
  • Former public high school teacher—New York City

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Trustee—Middletown-Wallkill Historical Society
  • Former President of Middletown Thrall Public Library
  • Former Trustee for Ramapo Catskill Library System 



Political Affiliation:

  • Democrat
  • Endorsed by Conservative and Independence Parties

Important Issues:

  • Property taxes
  • Orange County Community College
  • Open government; improved public parks
  • Support for urban Orange County

County Roles: (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Member, Health and Mental Health Committee
  • Member, Education and Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Orange County Economic Development and Gaming Committee
  • Past Chair, Human Services Committee
  • Past Member, Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Past Chair, Off-Track Betting Committee
  • Former Democratic Minority Leader