Tommy John Schiavoni is a husband, father, retired teacher of 32 years and member of the Southampton Town Board.
For three generations, his family operated a local plumbing and heating business in Sag Harbor where he began working at the age of twelve learning valuable skills in the trades. Growing up on construction sites with master tradesmen in all areas of building gave Tommy John knowledge and experience that to this day fuels his desire to find pragmatic solutions to problems, mechanical and otherwise.
With a passion for History and Government, Tommy John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies at SUNY Cortland and became a teacher. While working full-time, he earned a Master’s Degree from SUNY Stony Brook furthering his career as a High School Social Studies Teacher in the Center Moriches School District where he worked from 1988 to retirement in 2018, teaching Participation in Government, Economics, US History and Government. In addition to this, he taught college courses from Syracuse University and Suffolk County Community College.
Tommy John has also been an active member of local government since 2008 when he was first appointed to the North Haven Village Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2014 he was elected to the North Haven Village Board, and in 2016 he was appointed to the Southampton Town ZBA before his election to the Town Council in 2017. He, also, served on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education from 2014 to 2017. As Town Councilperson, Tommy John focuses on practical solutions to problems in our communities maintaining his commitments to a healthy environment, a sound local economy and support of the arts and education in all forms.
Born and raised in Sag Harbor, Tommy John Schiavoni knows the benefits of impassioned public service. Our Fire Departments, parks, libraries, museums, varied and historic houses of worship, Village Boards, local and state government and more are filled with people devoting time and effort to make things better. With this inspiration Tommy John is committed to giving back to a community which has given so much to him.