Biography

 

Andre F. Baker, Jr. was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. His compassion for others led him to pursue an education in funeral services. In 1986, he earned an AAS Degree in Mortuary from the State University of N.Y. at Farmingdale. He is the owner and CEO of Baker-Isaac Funeral Services, Bridgeport, CT and Baker Funeral Services, South Norwalk, CT.

In 1994, he relocated to Bridgeport, CT and became a member of the Mt. Aery Baptist Church. While a member of the church he served on the Board of the Community Development Corporation and as the Vice Chair of the Trustee Ministry.

In 2003, Andre’s passion for people, his energy and willingness to serve his community started his political career in the City of Bridgeport. He was elected to the Democratic Town Committee where he served for two years. He also served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner.

In 2005, Andre was elected to the Common Council for the City of Bridgeport 139th East End District where he served for eight years. He served on the Education and Social Services Committee, Public Safety and Transportation Committee and the Miscellaneous Matters Committee. He also was the President of the Black and Hispanic Caucus and co-chair of the Ordinance Committee and the Budget and Appropriations Committee.

In 2013 Andre was elected to serve on the Bridgeport B.O.E. He served on the board for two years before being elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2014. He was sworn into his first term in 2015 and continues to represent the 124 district which incorporates the east end of Bridgeport. As a Representative he has worked diligently to ensure that he serves his constituents to the best of his ability.    

Andre is active in civic and cultural organizations such as Doric Lodge # 4 Prince Hall Affiliated F. & A.M. and a Board Member of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center. He served as Bridgeport’s Juneteenth Parade Grand Marshal in June 2000 and later joined the Juneteenth of Fairfield Organization. In service to his community, he sponsors an Annual Back to School Family Day, Informational Events and is a regular participant in the Bridgeport School Career Day and Read-A-Loud Program.

Andre is the proud father of two sons, Brandon and Chase and granddaughter, Kaylee. He enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with his family.