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Orange County Legislature

District 4 - Harvey J. Burger

Representing the City of Newburgh

252 Montgomery St.
Newburgh, New York 12550

Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Married, Luzetta Burger, 59 years
  • Three children, Harvey J. III, Hamilton J. and Gwendolyn R.
  • Newburgh Free Academy, 1950
  • Dutchess Community College, A.A. with honors, 1969
  • SUNY New Paltz, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1971
  • Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, law degree, 1977

Business/Government Experience:

  • Executive Director, Community Centers of Newburgh, Inc.
  • Owner, retail liquor store
  • Owner, take-out restaurant
  • Orange County Legislator, 1994 to present

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Past President, Newburgh NAACP, 13 years
  • Member/Past Trustee, Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Past Trustee, Orange County Community College
  • Past Chairman, Newburgh Community Action Committee
  • Former Scoutmaster

Political Affiliation:

  • Past Chairman, Newburgh Democratic Comm.
  • Member, Orange Co. Democratic Executive Comm.
  • Representative, 96th Assembly District, NYS Democratic Committee

Important Issues:

  • Economic Development for the City of Newburgh
  • Siting and Funding of OCCC Newburgh Campus
  • Support OCCC Liberty Partnership Program

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

  • Member - Personnel and Compensation Comm.
  • Member - Ways and Means Comm.
  • Past Chairman, Personnel & Compensation Comm.
  • Past Chairman, Labor Relations Advisory Comm.
  • Past member, Human Services Comm., Public Safety & Emergency Services Comm.