Representative Seth A. Berry
1245 River Road, Bowdoinham, ME 04008
About Rep. Berry
Incoming House Majority Leader Rep. Seth Berry is serving his fourth term in the Legislature. Prior to this term he has served as the ranking minority member on the Taxation Committee in the 125th Legislature where he advocated for equitable and fair tax policies; as Assistant Majority Leader during the 124th Legislature; and on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee in the 123rd.
Berry is also Vice President for International Business Development of Kennebec River Biosciences in Richmond, Maine, and helps occasionally on his family’s small farm in Bowdoinham.
Rep. Berry holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University, Teachers College. Following his graduation from Brown in 1992, he taught for nine years in public schools in the East Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York City, while earning his MA and later teaching graduate-level courses in education through Lehman College.
Berry returned to his hometown of Bowdoinham in 2000 and taught for another nine years in Maine School District 75, based in Topsham. During that time he also taught graduate-level courses in education through the University of Southern Maine, and served for four years on the Bowdoinham select-board, including a year as chair.
Rep. Berry and his wife, Adelaida Gaviria, reside in Bowdoinham with their two children, who attend the local public school, take care of their laying hens, and help to harvest the crops and firewood.