Meet the Candidates

Mark Kaczynski

Mark K

  • Born and Raised in Berlin
  • Resident of Berlin for over 40 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
  • Mayor Kaczynski is committed to the continued growth and vitality of our town and a responsible town government that is responsive to all the citizens of Berlin.

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 10 grandchildren between them
  • Self-Employed Licensed Contractor
  • Re-Use Advocate
  • Hartford State Technical College, Civil Engineering
  • Non-Profit ReCONNstruction Center President

Donna Veach

  • Resident of Berlin for over 30 years
  • Married to Jeffrey, with 3 daughters
  • Current Chairwoman of Berlin Youth Services Advisory Board
  • Development and Marketing Director of Hungerford Nature Center and New Britain Youth Museum
  • Post University-AS Merchandising/Marketing; American Intercontinental University, BBA Business Administration & BBA Business Administration Specializing in Human Resource Management
  • Notary Public, State of Connecticut
  • Treasurer of Mopars In Motion, LLC
  • Owner of Copperpott Farms, LLC
  • Past President of Greater New Britain Arts Alliance; current Secretary of Greater New Britain Arts Alliance
  • Member of Saint Paul’s Church
  • Registered INdependent
  • “Being the passionate and devoted individual that I am, I will be thrilled to serve and support our town as a Town Councilwoman.  Your vote is greatly appreciated.”