MARK KACZYNSKI - MAYOR
Mayor Mark Kaczynski was born and raised in Berlin and is married to Faith and has a son, Matthew. Mayor Kaczynski graduated from Berlin High School and continued his education at the University of Connecticut where he graduated with a BA degree. Mayor Kaczynski also received a Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Mayor Kaczynski was employed by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration for 30 years as a special agent/attorney and is currently employed as the Director of Security for a local company.
Mayor Kaczynski has volunteered at various school and town events throughout the years. He was a member of the Berlin Planning and Zoning Commission for 16 years and was re-elected to the Berlin Town Council as the Mayor for a third term in 2019. Mayor Kaczynski and the Republican majority on the council have moved the town forward during the past six years, with the adoption of responsible budgets and sound fiscal management. Even during the pandemic Berlin continued to move forward with 32 businesses opening from May 1st 2020 to present. Two mixed use developments are under construction for a total of $30 million of private investment in Berlin. Also, two manufacturers, Complete Sheet Metal and National Sign expanded during this time period.
A zero tax increase for two years, a large reduction in our bonded debt, a healthy tax base, and good economic growth demonstrate effective leadership from the Republican majority on the town council.
Mayor Mark Kaczynski is committed to the continued growth and vitality of our town and a town government that is responsive to all the citizens of Berlin.
BRENDEN LUDDY - TOWN COUNCIL
Brenden Luddy has been Berlin’s Deputy Mayor since 2015 and a member of the Berlin Town Council since 2013. Brenden is currently the Chief Estimator for The MacKenzie Company. Brenden attended Berlin Schools and has a BA in Graphic Design from CCSU. Brenden was a volunteer coach for Berlin Little League Baseball and Softball and a volunteer leader for Berlin Boys Scouts Troup 24. Brenden is married to Linda and has two children Morissa and Matthew. He has lived in Berlin for the past 48 years.
As a Berlin Town Council member, Brenden will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility and the support of economic development to bring more business and jobs to Berlin.
DONNA VEACH - TOWN COUNCIL
Donna Veach is a current Berlin town councilor and a State Representative serving District 30 which covers Berlin, Kensington and Southington. She is the Development/Marketing Director for the New Britain Youth Museum and Hungerford Nature Center, and a member of the Berlin Republican Town Committee. Donna was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut. She moved to Berlin over 30 years ago with her husband Jeff where they raised their three daughters. All three of her daughters are nurses fighting the COVID pandemic. She is also a new grandmother! Prior to Donna’s position on the town council, she served as chairwoman on the Berlin Youth Services Advisory Board. She is a member of St. Paul’s Parish and serves on several other boards and committees.
She has a diverse resume where she has worked for both profit and non-profit organizations. She strongly believes in holding the line on spending and tax increases and eliminating wasteful spending. She is currently serving on the Education, Judiciary and Planning & Development Committees in the state legislator.
CHARLES PAONESSA - TOWN COUNCIL
Charles Paonessa is a currently serving his fourth term on the Berlin Town Council. He is owner of DURA Construction providing services in the heavy instruction industry. Charles is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the ReCONNstruction Center in New Britain which sells reusable building materials. Charles also has a long history supporting Troop 44 Boy Scouts in Berlin beginning with his own sons. He also supports the Berlin UpBeat program. Charles and his wife Lecia, who works for the Berlin Public Works Department, have lived in Berlin for the past 26 years. They have four sons and ten grandchildren. Charles’s hobbies include antique cars, motor cycles and gardening.
Charles believes the lack of fiscal responsibility and the “tax and spend” mentality at the State level will continue to adversely impact Berlin. Overwhelming state restrictions and taxes are driving businesses to relocate out of state and burdening on our towns with unnecessary costs. Charles is committed to protecting the interest and pockets of all Berlin citizens and looks forward to a fifth term on the Berlin Town Council.
SAL BORDONARO - BOARD OF FINANCE
Sal Bordonaro is retired after a 40 year career in the aerospace industry. Positions held include Director of Finance for Kaman Aerospace Corporation, President of Kaman Helicopters Division, and Vice President of Operations for Oxford Performance Materials. In his time at Kaman, Sal managed a $100M budget. Sal has a MBA from the University of Hartford and a BS in Accounting from CCSU. Sal has served a Berlin Board of Finance member since 2017, has been the Berlin Republican Town Committee treasurer, and has served as treasurer for several candidate campaigns. Sal’s community involvement includes being a Board member and treasurer of House of Heroes, CT and supports Are you aware of Autism and Relay for Life. Sal is married to Susan and has two sons. He has lived in Berlin the past 39 years.
As a Board of Finance member, Sal will continue to focus on fiscal responsibility and the support of economic development to bring more business and jobs to Berlin.
GEORGE MILLERD - BOARD OF FINANCE
George Millerd is retired after a 41 year career in the Electric Power Industry. Positions held include Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Director of Applications Development and Manager of Systems Architecture for Northeast Utilities. In his ten years as Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations George managed a $30M operating expense and capital program budget for the entire three states served by Northeast Utilities. George has a MS in Computer and Electrical Engineering degree from the UMass and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.
George currently serves on the Berlin Planning and Zoning Commission, was a Berlin Town Charter Commission member and past chairman and vice chairman of the Berlin Republican Town Committee. George’s community service includes being a board member of Boxes to Boots, committee member of the Special Olympics Golf Tournament and a supporter of Relay for Life and Forever in Your Heart Foundation. George and his wife Andra have three daughters and have lived in Berlin for the past 17 years.
Fiscal responsibility, economic development to bring more business and jobs to town, and prudent financial management of town functions and projects are key for George.
PAUL ESHOO - POLICE COMMISSION
Paul Eshoo joined the US Navy after graduating from New Britain High School. In the Navy, Paul served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CVS-15 in the Mediterranean Sea with the 6th feet.
After completing his military service, Paul received his BS and Masters in Education from Central Connecticut State University. In 1993 Paul was awarded the Annual Distinguished Service Award for Vocational Education Excellence. In 1994, Paul was honored as Teacher of the Year at New Britain High School.
Paul is currently the Berlin Police Commissioner and serves on the Berlin Veterans Commission. Other Town of Berlin posts Paul has held include Board of Tax Review, Constable, Justice of the Peace, Berlin Charter Revision and Selective Service Board.
Paul is also affiliated with New Britain Elks Lodge, Berlin Jaycees, Berlin Upbeat, Berlin Lions Club, Berlin VFW, and Berlin American Legion.
If reelected to the Police Commission, Paul will continue to assist the Police Chief and the department in all areas of their responsibilities focused on maintaining a safe environment for Berlin residents, businesses and visitors.
JOHN D. FRINK - BOARD OF ASSESSMENT APPEALS
John D. Frink is a retired teacher and has been a lifelong resident of Berlin. He is married and raised 4 children here and now has grandchildren living in Berlin. Interested in giving back to the community, John volunteered his time on the Economic development commission for 4 years and is now completing a 4 year term on the Board of Assessment Appeals. John always had an interest in real estate here in Berlin and has lived in many different areas of town over the years. John is dedicated to his current commission. He has done an exemplary job as a member of the commission and are thrilled that he has consented to another term volunteering his time and talents for the town.