Clinton Democratic Town Committee

Jack Scherban – Selectman


I have lived in Clinton for more than 40 years, and I have always been involved in local service. When my three children were growing up, I taught CCD at St. Mary’s, coached Little League, and American Legion Baseball. I attended every sporting event and concert, and I watched my children grow and thrive in the Clinton Public Schools.

I am proud of those three children, who are now successful, happy adults. I am proud of my nine grandchildren, three of whom are now at Joel, Pierson, and Eliot schools. I am proud of 48 years of marriage to my wife, a retired Clinton teacher. I am proud to be a Vietnam Veteran…and I am proud to be a candidate on the Democratic Ticket for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

When I retired from a career in banking, I became active in town government. Most recently, I serve as Chairperson of the Board of Finance. I am also on the Capital Expenditure Committee, the Bonding Committee, and the Police Pension Committee. All of these experiences have prepared me for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

For exercise, I run 3-5 miles on a daily basis. Lately, my mind has also been racing about the issues that will face the next Board of Selectmen. I will take this opportunity to share 3 thoughts with you:

  1. Economic development is the key to Clinton’s future. Having worked countless hours on the last two town budgets, it is very clear that Clinton can no longer rely on revenues from the state. We must increase the grand list. Every elected or appointed member of every board or commission must actively become involved in the effort to attract new businesses to Clinton.
  2. The Clinton Public Schools are outstanding. We need to publicize the quality of education that we provide to the children of Clinton. Academic achievements, athletic successes, musical awards, school plays – all of these events are worthy of celebration. These events make Clinton a very special town.
  3. The town of Clinton is rich in History. I am a member of the Clinton Historical Society and a docent at Old Brick. I feel strongly that we must preserve the historical character of our town, even as we turn the page and face the challenges ahead. Our appreciation for the past must always be a part of our future.

The Town of Clinton is ready to turn the page, and move into a new period of growth, innovation, and prosperity. A new Board of Selectmen, with new ideas, and a willingness to serve the town unselfishly is exactly what we need.

I hope to be seated on that Board of Selectmen.