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VOTERS' GUIDE Nov. 2, 2021 general election

Jason A. Richberg

Jason A. Richberg is running for Suffolk County Legislator, 15th District

Jason A. Richberg

JASON A. RICHBERG

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Richberg, 39, of West Babylon, is a full-time legislator and was elected in 2020 in a special election to fill the seat of DuWayne Gregory. He is also running on the Working Families Party line.
  • He was clerk for the county legislature from 2015 to 2020 and before that served as chief deputy clerk for a year and as Gregory’s chief of staff from 2010 to 2014.
  • He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wilberforce University in Ohio and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Claremont Lincoln University in California.

ISSUES:

  • Richberg helped create a maternal mortality task force to find out why so many women die during pregnancy, childbirth and labor and said he will continue to work on this issue.
  • He said he wants to spur economic empowerment by helping increase people’s access to education.
  • He will continue to fight the rise in opioid addiction by helping to bring back support groups that shut down during the pandemic and to have more Narcan training sessions.
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