Jason Richberg

Suffolk Legislature (15th LD)
Jason Richberg

A native of Long Island, Jason Andrew Richberg currently serves as Suffolk County Legislator for the 15th LD.
An advisor to former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory,
Richberg began his career in government in in 2010, when he was named Chief of Staff to
Legislator Gregory.
In 2014, when Gregory was elected Presiding Officer, Jason was appointed Chief Deputy Clerk
of the Legislature, serving for one year before being named Clerk of the Legislature.
Richberg’s years in government are rich with experience, starting in 2010 when he created
Gregory’s Youth Leadership Caucus to mentor young adults from the community who volunteer
their time on local service projects.
He formalized the internship program in 2015, creating what is now known as the Page Program;
an intensive 12-week summer program which provides a select group of college-age students
with first-hand experience in government through participation in a mock legislature.
An Eagle Scout, Richberg has served as a member of the NAACP, the Urban League of Young
Professionals, The Concerned Fathers of Wheatley Heights and The 100 Black Men of Long
As Clerk, Richberg has worked to make government more accessible to the public by
encouraging redesign of the website to ensure documents are readable and providing online
information to assist community members with easy access.
Richberg assisted with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, walking the 15 th Legislative District
and working to make residents whole again. He brought in shot spotter to aid the Suffolk County
Police Department with its efforts in fighting crime and has assisted with National Night Out in
Wyandanch to help bring the community together.
His work with the Suffolk County Legislature has been marked by firsts that benefit residents of
the county and ensure their hard-earned dollars are put to good use.
Richberg graduated from North Babylon High School, was President of the Episcopal Diocese of
Long Island’s Youth Council as well as his church youth group and is currently The Senior
Warden of the Vestry. He is a Sunday school teacher and advisor to the youth group at St.
Boniface of Mainz Episcopal Church in Lindenhurst.
Richberg holds a baccalaureate degree in Political Science from Wilberforce University; the first
private historically black university in the nation and while attending served as National Pan-
Hellenic Council Chapter President as well as president of the Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.
He was a Politicorps Fellow and graduated from the Oregon-based programwith Honors in
Strategic Planning. While in Oregon, he helped found the Community Fellows Program, helping
to hire, mentor and teach eight middle and high school students in civic engagement and
coordinate a mass Voter Registration Drive.
He was a Fellow with the non-partisan Young People For, a program of People for the American
Way, where he received n award for Outstanding Achievement in Civic Engagement.
He also designed, chaired and implemented the Power @ the Polls campus organization; a
student-run voter registration and education campaign, early vote effort and get out the vote
initiative on two college campuses in Ohio.