One West Haven

All About


Professional Background

A business owner and previously a global director for a $1 billion advanced technologies company, I understand the unique challenges faced by both local and Fortune 100 companies.

High School: West Haven High School - Class President (1978 -80)
Undergraduate: Hofstra University, B.A.
Post-graduate: University of New Haven, MBA

Barry Lee Cohen

Community Service

A lifelong Westie, I am currently blessed to be your city councilman and serve on the board of directors of the West Haven Community House (2014 - present). Other local philanthropic activities include Hubbard Farms Park revitalization, WHEAT and West Haven Animal Shelter food and supply drives, the CT Humane Society, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, amongst others.

My prior contributions to our city include:

  • West Haven Planning & Zoning Commission
  • West Haven Economic Development Task Force
  • West Haven Chamber of Commerce, Board of Dir.
  • Savin Rock Festival Committee

  • But it is not what you join---but what you do! I am a roll up the sleeves, hands-on guy and that is exactly what you can expect should I be elected our next mayor.

    Barry Lee Cohen

Leadership with No Excuses: Key Issues

West Haven is a city of boundless possibilities, yet largely unrealized potential. These next two years will be critical for our city to rein in taxes, plan and execute true economic development, and improve the quality of life for every resident. Moving West Haven forward should not be about party labels. It should never be about R, D, I, U. Because it's about us!

Barry Lee Cohen
Roxie, Barry's dog
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