New Haven and sane woman

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NEW HAVEN -- Rosalind Berman, a former state representative and alderwoman from the Westville neighborhood, was remembered by friends Wednesday as an accidental politician who ran for office just to fill out a ticket, but who ended up serving for years at both the state and local levels.

New Haven and sane woman

She was a city alderwoman starting in the mids and in began her four-term tenure in the state House of Representatives. Besides being a woman in politics, she also was a liberal Republican, which was unique for New Haven and Connecticut," said attorney Jonathan Einhornwho took her place on the aldermanic board after she was elected to the state House.

I tried to emulate her. She was responsible for a lot of moderating influence on the board," said Einhorn. Berman also served on the State Ethics Commission and was still hearing cases until she was She was named to the state Freedom of Information Commission by Gov. Lowell Weicker. Barry Berman, one of Rosalind's three sons, said she was a lifelong Democrat who was approached by Republicans to run for an at-large seat on the aldermanic board.

The top vote-getter that year, she didn't lose an elected office until redistricting changed the boundaries in and Patricia Dillon replaced her. Barry Berman said his mother won accolades for her service on the FOI and her assertiveness in protecting the public's right to know. She represented to me the kind of moderate Republican that is no longer the name of the game like it was in my day," Weicker said. Berman, and her husband, Arnold "Sonny" Bermanwere a perfect match, Einhorn said, with Arnold running her campaigns.

New Haven and sane woman

Both he and DeStefano said Arnold set the standard for how campaigns were handled back then. Berman was a trumpet player in his band, Sonny Berman and The Orchestra. Between them, Barry Berman said, they knew everyone. A former teacher and guidance counselor in the New Haven public schools, Rosalind Berman also worked in the state treasurer's office. Frank Carranoformer president of the New Haven Federation of Teachers when a of them were jailed for striking in the city insaid Berman was helpful in getting people to understand the issues and the eventual passage of binding arbitration to settle contracts.

New Haven and sane woman

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