Why James is running for BOE:
As a parent of 3 children that are at the start of their educational path in the Suffield Public Schools, I have a vested interest in the success of the district. With the district having lived through a tumultuous period, I joined the BOE in December 2018 because there were multiple very important matters coming up that would shape the short and long term future of the district. With a strong Board of Education Team in these past months we have made great strides in bringing stability back to the district; this will allow us now to truly set out a long-term vision and a path to success for each and every student in our schools. I would love to continue this work on the Board so that I can assure the best possible education for all the children within the Suffield Public Schools.
Once elected, I plan to:
SUFFIELD DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE SUPPORT STATEMENT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND CALL FOR ACTION The recent deaths of unarmed Black Americans have ignited a long simmering national protest of injustice. The injustice is systemic and has manifested in a normalization of symbols of oppression, election f... Read more »
May 2020 The Suffield Democratic Town Committee endorses the Centers for Disease Control polling place guidelines encouraging the use of absentee balloting for the prevention of disease transmission in the November election. Governor Lamont has already allowed for voters to vote in the Augus... Read more »
At the recent Suffield Democratic Town Committee meeting on February 26, 2020, we celebrated Chris Rago's runoff election victory to fill the open seat on the Water Pollution Control Authority board. The November result as a tie vote but the runoff was decisive at 1080 - 627 votes. Former Fir... Read more »