John has been a resident of Montville for 59 years since moving to the town with his family at the age of 3. He enlisted in the Army straight out of high school as a Medic. John returned to Montville in 2001after retiring from the Army where he served a total of 27 years. During his time in the service, John completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UCONN in 1989. In 1989, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp. By the time John retired in November 2001, he attained the rank of Captain. Since being retired, John has volunteered as a Docent at the Custom House Museum in New London, where he has also served for three years as the treasure.
Presently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Custom House Museum. John is a Life Member of the New London County Historical Society
and a Life Member of the VFW in Montville. John also holds memberships in the following organizations; Archaeological Society of Connecticut, Friends of the State Archaeologist, Friends of Fort Griswold, New England Antiquities Research Association and the Eastern Connecticut Beekeepers Association. Presently he is serving as the Secretary on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
As a Progressive Democrat, John believes in fiscal responsibility. He believes in getting the best quality education for the students of Montville by using all resources available to the town without going over the budget. John believes in supporting special and alternative education because he understands that not all students learn the same way and with the same resources. He is a believer in the importance of a well-rounded education in Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Arts and Physical Fitness.
John believes that the holistic responsibility for quality education is that of the students, teachers, the administration, the families and the town. He agrees with the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sarte, that “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.” If elected to the Board of Education, John will fight for the taxpayers and the students to ensure the best education available