Jeremy Whetzel, 38
Republican, Board of Education
Happily married with two children, ages 5 and 2. My 5 year old daughter just started Kindergarten at Anna Reynolds Elementary here in town.
Education: I graduated from Springfield Central High School and went to both Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College where I majored in Information Technology and Computer Sciences.
Profession: I am a Systems Analyst for the Town of Vernon
Public service: This is my first venture into local government although I am currently the President of the Professionals union in Vernon (AFSCME Chapter 4, Local 818) where I represent 30 fellow members. So I have been on the other side of the fence, but in my two years as President and working in town for over 4 years, I have become acquainted with town government operations.
My goals are to ensure that our tax money is being spent wisely in a time where state assistance is wavering and to ensure that Newington is able to continue offering an exceptional educational experience to our children. Being the case that I have two young children, one having started Kindergarten already and the other closely behind, I am vested for the long-run in the state and quality of education for all children in Newington.