Three-way race for Budget Committee

YORK, Maine — Three candidates are vying for two three-year seats open on the Budget Committee May 21 in the town election. Incumbent Christine Hartwell will defend her seat against John D’Aquila and John Mercurio. Budget Committee member James Smith, whose term is up as well, did not file to run.

John D’Aquila

Age: 57

Address: 70 Darcy Road

Occupation: Senior finance director, Watts Water Technologies – 2014-present

Education: B.S. in business administration/accounting – University of Connecticut 

Public service: York School Committee member 2006-2015; York Library Board of Trustees 2004-2007 (treasurer 2005-2006); Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee Chair 2000-2002; and York Little League manager/coach 2006-2014.

John D’Aquila

1. Why do you want to be a member of the Budget Committee?

York has been my family’s chosen home for the last 26 years. We consider ourselves fortunate to live and raise our children in this community, and I seek to give back to the town in small ways such as public service. My 35 years of professional finance/accounting experience as well as my previous public service on the York School Committee and the York Library Board of Trustees make me uniquely qualified for the position.