"Meet the Candidates" is a feature on Southington Patch designed to help
you get to know your local candidates before you take to the polls this
November. Each profile was submitted directly by the candidate.
Take a moment to review each profile so you can be informed and prepared when you go to the polls on Nov. 5, 2013.
This week, we are looking at the Southington Board of Education candidates:
Name: David Derynoski
Party, Board Seeking: Democrat, Board of Education
Family information: Wife Marylou, daughter Dawn
Occupation, if applicable: Sales Manager-EDAC Technologies
Political Experience: Member of the Southington Board of Education since 1991
Other Experience: Served as a member of the Derynoski Elementary School and the
Southington High School VO-AG, Plantsville School and South End School building
committees, and is currently a member of the Technology Advisory Board at
Southington High School.
Why did you run for office? In 1990 my Uncle “Walter Derynoski” asked if I
would have an interest in running for a position on the school board. After
careful thought I figured I would give it a try. Now after over 20 years of
service, we still have many challenges that have to be addressed to insure that
our children get the education that they need to be successful in the 21st
If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus? Maintaining class size
is the basis for high student achievement.
What do you feel is the biggest issue facing Southington today? The cost of
education is and will remain a major
issue. We need to continue to work with our state representatives in Hartford
to see that mandates are funded through the state and not on local tax payers.
What skills do you have that you could bring to the community? My years of
experience on the BOE as well as business knowledge has and will continue to
add insight to the issues that come before the board.
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