I’m running for the Stonington Board of Education because I believe we need to move forward. We, as a school district, town, state, and country have experienced many ups and downs over the past year and a half. I plan to help the Stonington School District continue to provide a quality education and be transparent with the families, students, and teachers. I believe it is important to continue to work to keep our students in school. I want Stonington students to be recognized among the best in the State.
I am a native of New Hampshire and moved to Stonington in 2008 after accepting a position with the Connecticut State Police. In September 2012, I married my wife, Ashley, a North Stonington native. We met during our time at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.
In 2013 and in 2016, we welcomed our two children into the world. Our son and daughter are now in third grade and kindergarten, respectively, at Deans Mill School. We could not be happier with the experiences the Stonington School District has given to our children.
As a mandated reporter, I will work to keep the students of Stonington safe and hold those accountable who violate the rights of our students.
Throughout my career, I have worked in the many different areas of southeastern Connecticut. I have developed the understanding we all come from unique backgrounds and individual experiences.
While not busy at work, I coach with the Stonington Soccer Club and Junior Sharks. I have spent the past few years coaching baseball with Mystic Little League and the Pawcatuck/North Stonington Little League. I am an avid fan and supporter of the Stonington Flag Football Rec Program and enjoy watching all the players come together on the weekends. I have volunteered at events with Deans Mill School, attended Field Day, school plays, and music shows. I regularly attend mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic and have volunteered my time.
I look forward to getting to know the many residents of Stonington, students, their families, and supporting the Stonington School District. Our students have lost a lot of time over the past year, and I am excited to help Stonington students receive the best education and prepare them for their futures.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your Vote on November 2.
I’m running for the Board of Education because a solid public school education is basic to producing the future citizens we need, and the Board of Education is instrumental in that goal.
I support transparency in BoE actions and encourage students to maximize educational achievement. I also support measures to recover the lost learning time from the past year such as short-term tutoring for students as appropriate.
I am a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and spent my first career in the U.S. Navy. After various tours of duty including command of a nuclear submarine and two tours at the Pentagon, I retired with the rank of Captain.
I attended the George Washington University Law School at night, and upon retirement from the Navy, worked in the Washington D.C. office of the law firm, Winston and Strawn. After serving briefly as Deputy Inspector General of the Peace Corps at the Headquarters in the nation’s capitol, I returned to Connecticut and worked as an attorney and Vice President at a company in Waterford.
I was a substitute teacher in various subjects in public schools in the Stonington and Mystic area and taught geometry for 1.5 years at St Bernard High School in Montville, Ct,
I served as Executive Director of the Connecticut Early Music Society for over a dozen years, organizing the annual Connecticut Early Music Festival. In that capacity, I brought music programs into a number of local and New London schools.
I sing or have sung in various groups in the region including the Westerly Chorus, the chorus of the Saltmarsh Opera and the Stonington Madrigals Singers. I have been involved in prison ministry including the Alpha Course and the Kairos prison ministry in Corrigan and Radgowski prisons in Montville. This work also involved some one-on-one mentoring of inmates during their final year of imprisonment.
My wife, Roberta, and I have three grown children and we live in Stonington, Connecticut.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the Governor's emergency powers, this time at least until February.
The Governor insists that Connecticut's public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker ended his state's emergency declarations months ago.
Meanwhile, the true emergency facing Connecticut - the erosion of our public safety in the face of rising violent crime and a wave of juvenile car thefts - has gone unaddressed, largely thanks to Democratic inaction in the legislature.
If you agree with me that our state's true emergency can no longer be ignored, visit www.StopCarThefts.com and write a message to those lawmakers still on the fence about protecting your safety.
As always, please contact me should you have any questions about this important issue or concerns on any other topics relating to state government at Greg.Howard@housegop.ct.gov.
State Rep. Greg Howard