Meet the Candidates

Mark Kaczynski

Mark K

  • Born and Raised in Berlin
  • Resident of Berlin for last 18 years
  • Married to Faith with 1 child
  • Berlin Planning and Zoning Commission for 16 years
  • US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, 30 years.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD
  • University of Connecticut, BA
  • Berlin High School Graduate
  • Member of St. Paul’s Church

Brenden Luddy


  • Berlin Resident for almost 41 years
  • Married to Linda, with 2 children
  • Current Berlin Town Councilor
  • Chief Estimator, The MacKenzie Company, LLC
  • Construction Industry since 1992
  • Central Connecticut State University, BA Graphic Design
  • Berlin High School Graduate
  • Worked at Kenney-Luddy Funeral in New Britain
  • Little League Softball and Baseball Coach
  • Assistant Scout Master and member of St. Paul’s Church

Charles Paonessa


  • Berlin Property owner for 20 years
  • Current Berlin Town Council Member
  • Married to Lecia, with 4 children, 9 grandchildren
  • Current Berlin Town Councilor
  • Self-Employed Licensed Contractor
  • Re-Use Advocate
  • Hartford State Technical College, Civil Engineering
  • Non-Profit ReCONNstruction Center President
  • Building Materials ReUse Association Member

Robert Peters

  • Resident of Berlin for 56 years
  • Married 56 years to Pat Munson, with 2 children and 2 grandchildren
  • Retired Police Sergeant – Berlin Police Department – 28 years of service
  • Full Time Mayor – Berlin 8 years (Prior to Town Council form of Government)
  • State Representative District 30 (Berlin and Southington) – 2 years
  • Board of Police Commission – 20 years – Presently Serving
  • “Would appreciate your vote so I may continue to serve our town to the best of my ability.”

Paul Argazzi

  • Lifelong Berlin Resident
  • Married to Cindy, with 2 children
  • Attorney – Private Practice
  • Western New England College School of Law, JD
  • Colby College, BA
  • Berlin Town Council Member 12 years, Mayor 2 years
  • Central Connecticut Association of Retarded Citizens
  • South Burying Ground Association
  • Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader
  • “During my career in public service, I have always been the strongest taxpayer advocate. When you receive an unfair assessment, your only remedy is to seek relief from the Board of Assessment Appeals. As a member of this board, I will ensure your concerns are heard, your hearing will be held with due process of law and that your assessment will be corrected.”