|Preceded by Chris Donovan|
Website House website
Succeeded by Joe Aresimowicz
Political party Democratic
Party Democratic Party
|Preceded by Margaret Gill|
Role Political leader
Preceded by Chris Donovan
Name Brendan Sharkey
Resigned January 9, 2013
|Born March 18, 1962 (age 53)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S. (1962-03-18) |
Alma mater Georgetown University University of Connecticut, Hartford
Education Georgetown University, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford Seminary
Brendan sharkey ct house speaker
J. Brendan Sharkey (Orange, New Jersey, 1962) is the former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He was sworn in as Speaker on January 9, 2013. From 2011 until his election as Speaker he served as the Majority Leader. Since 2001 he has represented the 88th Assembly District, consisting of parts of Hamden.
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- Early life and family
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- Political career
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Early life and family
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.
Sharkey is an attorney and owner of AmeriZone, LLC, a small consulting business specializing in zoning and permit expediting for national companies.
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.