Beth Kerrigan has been a member of the Town Council since 2015, serving one term as Deputy Mayor. Prior to earning a seat on the council, she served as a Commissioner on the West Hartford Housing Authority helping to grow workforce and mixed-use housing in West Hartford.
In addition to her service to the residents of West Hartford, Kerrigan served on the Governor’s Healthcare Policy Committee in 2018 identifying healthcare challenges and making recommendations to create a healthier Connecticut.
Kerrigan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts and Technology from the State University of New York at Oswego. She is a former high school shop teacher and co-founder of an insurance agency that was later purchased by The Travelers. Today, Kerrigan works as a broker for both Medicare and Long-Term Care protection. In 2008, she was part of the landmark Connecticut Supreme Court decision granting marriage equality to same-sex couples (Kerrigan vs. Commissioner of Public Health).
Kerrigan is married and has two sons, Fernando and Carlos, who went through the West Hartford Public School system.