Josh Broekstra is the Green Party's 2005 candidate for the At Large City Council seat in Meriden, CT.

Joshua Broekstra is a lifelong resident of Meriden. Graduating from Maloney High School in 2001 in the top quarter of his class, he enrolled at Central Connecticut State University and in May of 2005 graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in International Business.

Joshua has always been interested in politics. He held middle and high school class offices and was involved in the CCSU student government. Joshua has always worked to represent the people who have elected him.

This is Joshua Broekstra's first attempt to seek a formal elected post, but he is no stranger to working hard, listening to people, and helping those who have placed their trust with him to do what is best.

  • Born on December 27, 1983
  • Lifetime resident of Meriden
  • Attended Nathan Hale Elementary School and St. Laurent Parochial School
  • Graduated from F.T. Maloney High School in 2001
  • Graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May of 2005 with a B.S. in International Business.

Summing Up Joshua's Beliefs

Josh has a passion for politics and a love of Meriden. He loves the idea of letting the community have a larger voice by working together.

City Politicians must make themselves available to the public and must listen to the citywide unrest. Complaints of crime and public safety must not fall upon deaf ears.

Joshua will accept no contributions from corporations or lobbyists; He will place the needs of Meriden constituents at the forefront.

He will address the issues of abandoned properties and community despair over our present downtown and our high property taxes.

Although he has no formal political experience, he is not short on ideas for improving the city.

Joshua will work to PROTECT YOU by making sure your tax dollars are used for improving our community.

Communication between city council members and the community is important to helping economic growth.


The Green Party sets a higher standard for democracy