Sen. Eric Berthel Named Deputy Senate Republican Leader, Committee Appointments Announced

December 21, 2022

State Sen. Eric Berthel (R-Watertown) has been named Deputy Republican Leader of the Connecticut State Senate for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 legislative sessions. He will serve as ranking member of three legislative committees: Appropriations, Banking, and Education; Sen. Berthel was also named co-chair of the Internship Committee.


“I am honored to once again serve the families of the 32nd District, this term as a deputy leader of our Senate Republican caucus. I will use this platform to work with Senator Kelly to bring the message of Connecticut families to Hartford. That message is the need for a state that is affordable, safe, and a place where you can comfortably raise a family and retire one day. Along the way, everyone must have opportunities to find and succeed in a well-paying career.


“I’ll continue to be a voice for families to advance policies that promote a Connecticut that reflects these needs. My office has always been an open door, so I encourage everyone to reach out with their concerns and ideas as we enter the 2023 legislative session. Many people feel that the majority in Hartford does not listen to them and they are frustrated by the direction of the state. It is my job to make sure that your voices are heard,” said Sen. Berthel.


Before serving in the senate, Sen. Berthel represented the 68th House District serving Watertown, Oakville and Woodbury. He was elected to represent the 32nd Senate District in a February 2017 special election and enters his third term in January.


Sen. Berthel urged taxpayers that are interested in having their voice and ideas heard on issues before the Connecticut General Assembly to contact him at [email protected] or visit