Brendan Sharkey is a Deputy Majority Leader, and also serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Legislative Management, Planning and Development, and Program Review and Investigations Committees.
Rep. Sharkey was born in Orange, New Jersey and later moved to Connecticut in September 1971. He attended Georgetown University, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English/Philosophy. He later graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1989. He currently is an attorney and co-owner with his wife, Debra, of AmeriZone, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in zoning and permit expediting for national retail, restaurant and telecommunications companies.
Currently, Sharkey is a member of Hamden Chamber of Commerce and the CT Bar
Association.Â He also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven.