Westlake School Board Candidate: John Finucane
My wife and I moved to Westlake to raise our family. Growing up in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland, there were many communities we could choose. We chose Westlake. Westlake is one of those communities that has a little of everything. What really sets Westlake apart from other cities is the community’s support for its public schools. The families of Westlake invest in their schools because they know it will continue to make their city a great place to live.
Last year our investment in our schools earned us two nationally recognized Blue Ribbon Schools, and because of the support of the community of Westlake, we now have a new high school and middle school for our children. We are fortunate to have great schools, which in turn makes it a great community to live in.
With all of the negative feelings toward politicians these days, friends have asked why I would want to run for a seat on the Westlake school board. I usually pause and think about my answer, wondering if it will change, but it is always the same answer. I want to give back. I want to give back to the community that is helping my wife and I raise our family.
While there are many ways one can give back, I feel that my passion for education and learning combined with my professional background and strong leadership skills make me an ideal candidate. I am, like many others in our city, “Invested in Westlake.”
– John Finucane
Husband, Dad, Coach, and local (Westlake) business leader who is seeking election to the Westlake School Board (WSB) on November 5, 2013. Westlake, Ohio