Biography

Geraldo Reyes Jr. represents the 75th Assembly District of Waterbury in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Rep. Reyes currently serves as Deputy Speaker and is the 2021-22 Chair to the Black Puerto Rican Caucus in the Capitol. In his community, Reyes has been District leader for the Democratic Town Committee's 75th District over the past 8 years.

Rep. Reyes has a long record of involvement in his town and has dedicated his career to the prosperity of the people of Waterbury. The representative has strong community ties along with great relations across non-profits and community organizations. Reyes has participated in several grassroots projects including: developing and planning “The Gathering” – the largest multi-cultural festival in New England, celebrating a wide array of cultures, art, music with over 100 countries. He played a pivotal role in bringing and developing the semi-pro football team, the Brass City Brawlers, to Waterbury. That football team went on to win a Single A National Championship in Deland Florida in 2015 and again in 2016, Waterbury’s first two Semi-Pro Championships! Rep. Reyes is most rewarded spiritually for his outreach work with the community's homeless population.

Recent developments professionally are: the completion of ESL Leadership, Henry Toll Fellowship, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, BHCC Associates, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislator Leadership. He is a current board member of the God Provides Ministries, RIBA Aspira Inc, Biden for Clean Energy Comm., and Vice President of SALSA League.

In recent years Reyes has served on: Greater Waterbury NAACP Executive Board, the Neighborhood Housing Services Executive Board, the Loyola Development Executive Board, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury Executive Board, and the SALSA, Inc. Board of Directors.

Rep. Reyes has received countless community service awards, including: the Waterbury Observer’s Best Community Activist for 7 years running from 2014-2020, LUPA’s 2014 Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut; CT Parent Power’s 2014 Parent and Community Service, Latino de Oro Politician of Year 2018, Leadership and Trailblazer Award in 2017. 2019 CT League of Conservation Environmental Champion, CT Energy solutions Environmental Champion.

The Waterbury Representative graduated from Crosby High School and Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology Management. He also holds an associate degree in Industrial Technology from Waterbury State Technical College.

Representative Reyes resides in Waterbury with his wife, Hilda and is especially proud of his daughters; Cassandra Reyes and Cristina Reyes Kingsbury along with her little family (Mat, Julian & Veda).