John is a high school history teacher, proud union organizer, and community activist who has seen first hand all the horrible effects of this pandemic. He is running for Dutchess County Legislator in District 15 to make government work for those who need it most.
From his classrooms to kitchen tables, John has sat with families mourning the loss of a loved one, parents grappling with job loss and mounting bills, and students who are emotionally exhausted and worried about their future. John spent the days following the storming of the Capitol reading and listening to the stories of his students - young people who believe politics is broken, who question if they should remain in this country because of the color of their skin, who believe their future will continually get worse.
John could no longer tell his students that things will get better without doing something about it himself. John is running for office to restore the hope that our future can be better. To make sure that everyone has a fair shot at a better life. And John knows that to do that, we need people in office who are dedicated to helping every day, hard working Americans make positive change in their lives. John believes that by creating a plan for prosperity we can build communities and create a more sustainable future.