Geraldo Reyes Jr. represents the 75th Assembly District of Waterbury in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Rep. Reyes serves as Deputy Majority Leader.
He has a strong record of involvement in the community and has dedicated his career to the advancement of the people of Waterbury. In his tenure as a State Representative, Rep. Reyes is known for his leadership on multiple environmental and social justice issues. Rep. Reyes developed and planned “The Gathering” – a multi-cultural festival, celebrating a wide array of cultures, art, music and over 80 nationalities. He also played a pivotal role in bringing the semi-pro football team, the Brass City Brawlers, to Waterbury and has been an active participant and organizer in the city's softball leagues for over 30 years.
He is a member of the 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 in both 2014 and 2015; LUPA’s 2014 Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in Connecticut; CT Parent Power’s 2014 Parent and Community Service
Rep. Reyes graduated from Crosby High School and Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology Management. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Technology from Waterbury State Technical College.
He resides is Waterbury with his wife, Hilda.