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Orange County Legislature

District 6 - Patrick J. Berardinelli, Sr.

Representing the City of Newburgh and the Town of Newburgh



Personal: (Pedigree)

  • Born in Newburgh, NY
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Grammar School
  • South Junior High School
  • Newburgh Free Academy
  • Orange County Community College
  • Married to Elizabeth. Three children, Pat Jr., Michael and Dina Marie
  • Served 12 years in the Army National Guard

Business/Government Experience:

  • Served four years as a City of Newburgh Councilman
  • Board Member of the Newburgh/Stewart Empire Zone Committee
  • Member of the New York State Committee on Welfare Reform
  • Member of the New York State Association of County Government
  • Orange County Information Technology Project
  • Retired from IBM Corporation in 1994
  • Assignments included: Office of Export Regulations, Washington D.C., responsibility included working with members of the U.S. Department of Commerce to develop an automated export reporting system.
  • Foreign Trade Zone Commission, Lexington, KY, IBM Team member working with the U.S. Foreign Trade Commission on a feasibility study to develop a Foreign Trade Zone in Lexington, KY
  • IBM Export Classification System, Hong Kong, responsibility included developing educational seminars on U.S. Export Law and Compliance.
  • High Volume Order Management Systems, Argentina, responsibility included the development, system installation and user education of a new Order Process Control System.

Community Involvement: (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Member, City of Newburgh Board of Ethics
  • City of Newburgh Charter Review Commission
  • City of Newburgh Land Use Committee
  • Member, City of Newburgh Development Corporation
  • Member, Citizens and Veterans Advisory Committee
  • Member, County Minority Women’s Revolving Trust Fund
  • Stewart Airport Committee
  • Orange County Transportation Committee

Political Affiliation:

  • Republican/Conservative

Important Issues:

  • I will work to improve programs for our seniors and insure they receive all the Federal, State and County benefits they are entitled to.
  • I support Transportation initiatives that expand bus transportation in the City and Town of Newburgh.
  • Job creation is critical to the future of Orange County. I will work with local Chambers of Commerce and State Agencies to create job opportunities for our children.
  • Education is key to development. I will work with the County to provide affordable tuition to Orange County Community College and grants for our children who may need financial help.

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

  • Served as County Legislator for twelve years (1994-2005)
  • Eight years as Chairman of the Social Service Committee
  • Four years as Chairman of Finance Committee
  • Chairman of Orange County Foreign Trade Zone Management Board
  • Orange County Deferred Compensation Committee
  • Orange County Urban Task Force Committee
  • Orange County Planning Board
  • Present Chairman of Ways and Means Committee
  • Member of Health and Mental Health Committee
  • Member of Human Services Committee
  • Past Chairman of Education and Economic Development Committee