At the special meeting on Sept. 5, the Granby Republican Town Committee selected James Tsaptsinos to fill a vacancy on the Board of Finance. The vacancy was created by the passing of Gordon Bischoff whose term was to run through 2021. With the Board of Selectmen’s approval, Tsaptsinos will be a full member of the Board of Finance immediately and will be a candidate on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election.
Mark Neumann, chairman of the Republican Town Committee said, “We are pleased to add Tsaptsinos to the Board of Finance. He brings a business background, a wealth of energy, and a desire to work on behalf of Granby.”
Tsaptsinos grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He, his wife Jessica and 7-year-old son, Demetrios, have been residents of Granby since 2012. James has been an active member of the community volunteering as an assistant Little League and Lacrosse Coach as well as serving as a Granby Parks and Recreation board member. He is an active musician and recording engineer with a love of snowboarding. He has spent the last 20 years as a corporate executive responsible for sales and expense budgets. He is currently vice president of sales at KMC Music (Kaman Music Corp) in Bloomfield.
Tsaptsinos said: “I have big shoes to fill. I look forward to working hard to represent the citizens of Granby.”