Biography

Employment:

Family:

  • Married to Paula Wagner Baram
  • Two children: Daniel Baram (27) and Matthew Baram (23)
  • Residence: 5 Warbler Circle, Bloomfield, CT 06002
  • Telephone: Home – 243-3041; Work – 242-5555
  • E-mail: Homel – Baram4@aol.com, Work - dbaram@ctattys.com

Public and Elective Offices:

  • State Representative, 15th District (Bloomfield/Windsor), March 2009 - present.
    House chairman of General Law Committee and member of the Judiciary and Banks committees. (www.housedems.ct.gov/Baram)
  • Chairman, Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee, 2006 – present
  • Commission Chairman, Bloomfield Center Fire District, 2005 – present
  • Mayor, Town of Bloomfield, 1983-1989
  • Deputy Mayor, Town of Bloomfield, 1981-1983
  • Chairman, Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), 1988-1989
  • Member, CT. Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ), 1992-1995
  • Member, Connecticut-Israel Exchange Commission (CONNIX), 1992- 2005
  • Justice of the Peace, 1983- present.

Awards, Articles, and Recognition's:

  • Connecticut General Assembly Recognition Citation, 1983
  • Connecticut Jaycees Outstanding Young Citizen's Award, 1983
  • Beth Hillel Synagogue Brother of the Year Award, 1986
  • University of Hartford Public Service Recognition as Mayor, 1987
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Regional Leadership Awards, 1987 and 1990
  • Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Award, 1990
  • CIGNA's "David Baram Scholarship" to a Bloomfield High School Student, 1990
  • Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce "Oliver Filley Award", 1995
  • Solomon Schechter Day School Recognition, 2001 (Building Committee Chairman for its $9.5 million expansion & renovation)
  • Authored an article for the UCONN Institute of Public Service on "Selection of a Town Manager", 1985
  • Authored an article for The Hartford Courant's special magazine edition "Essays on Israel's Future – Passage The Next Fifty Years", 1998
  • Bloomfield Chamber "Member of the Year", 2003
  • Israel Bonds Recipient and Honoree, 2006
  • Co-Authored Op. Ed. for Hartford Courant on: Possible UConn Health Center Merger with Veterans Hospital, 2009

Town of Bloomfield (Civic/Political):

  • Bloomfield Access Tel. Host – "On Line With David Baram", 1992-1999
  • Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, President ,1996-1998;  Chairman and Vice President for Government/Community Affairs Committee, 1993-present
  • Bloomfield Charter Revision Commission, Chair, 2002-2004
  • Bloomfield Commission On Aging, Vice Chair, 1980-1981
  • Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee, 1979-present; District One Co-chair, 1993-2004; Treasurer 2004-2006
  • Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee, Chairperson, 2006-present
  • Bloomfield Easter Seals Coordinator, 1985-1986
  • Bloomfield Historical Society, 1990-present
  • Bloomfield Jaycees, 1978-1989
  • Bloomfield Keep America Beautiful Committee, 1991-1993
  • Bloomfield Library Long Range Planning Committee, 1993
  • Bloomfield Lions Club, 1991-1993.

Regional Involvement:

  • Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford, 2008-present
  • Camp Jewell YMCA, Board of Directors, 1987-1990
  • Capitol Region Forum for the Future (CRFFF), Vice Chair, 1993-1996
  • Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Chair 1988-1989; Housing Committee Chair, 1986-1988
  • Coalition of Conscience of Blacks and Jews, founding member, 1980's
  • Community Renewal Team, Board member, 1983-1985
  • Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Board member, 1996-1998; Task Force on Regionalization, member, 1993-1995
  • State Senate Candidate, 8th District, 1990
  • SummerWind Performing Arts Center (Windsor) Directors, 6/02-present
  • University of Hartford Mortensen Library, Board member, 1987-1989.

Jewish Community:

  • Jewish Federation Association of CT. (JFACT), President, 2005–2008
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Hartford County member, 1996-present
  • Beth Hillel Synagogue, President, 1991-1993
  • Federation Homes Inc., President, 1992-1994 (senior housing); Honorary Board member 1996-present
  • Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, Board member, 1994-present
  • Israel Bonds Synagogue Advisory Council, 1994-1996
  • Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Hartford, Board member and Membership Committee Chairperson, 2004–present
  • Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, Chair, 1996-1999
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford, Vice President, 1994-2001;Building Committee Chair,1998-2002; Perm. Board member 2002-present
  • UConn Hillel House, Board member, 1988-1993; 2005- 2009
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – Connecticut Valley Region, President, 1998-2000; Board Chairman, 2000-2002