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Orange County Legislature

Legislative Minority Leader - Jeffrey D. Berkman

Representing the City of Middletown

46 Cantrell Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

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)

  • Democratic Minority Leader - 2009-2011
  • Chairman of Human Services Committee - 2008
  • Chairman of Off-Track Betting Committee - 2007
  • Member of Off-Track Betting Committee - 1998-2011