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Brendan Sharkey
American politician

Brendan Sharkey

Brendan Sharkey
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American politician
Is Lawyer Politician
From United States of America
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 1962, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Age 60 years
Politics Democratic Party
Georgetown University
University of Connecticut School of Law
The details (from wikipedia)


Joseph Brendan Sharkey (born March 18, 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.

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.

Professional career

Sharkey is an attorney and owner of AmeriZone, LLC, a small consulting business specializing in zoning and permit expediting for national companies.

Political career

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.


  • Member, Hamden Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association

Electoral history

Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Sharkey 4,641 66.6
Republican Matthew Corcoran 2,325 33.4
Total votes 6,966 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Sharkey 7,163 100
Total votes 7,163 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Sharkey 4,027 58.7
Republican Lesley DeNardis 2,834 41.3
Total votes 6,861 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Sharkey 5,906 64.7
Petitioning Candidate Matthew J. Corcoran 3,218 35.3
Total votes 9,124 100
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Sharkey 4,485 94.9
Working Families Brendan Sharkey 242 5.1
Total Brendan Sharkey (Incumbent) 4,727 100
Total votes 4,727 100
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