About John

John Mahoney is currently serving his fourth term as a member of Plymouth's Board of Selectman and is employed by Kone Elevator Company as a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC Local 4). He has lived in Plymouth for 20 years, and has been a lifelong resident of the South Shore.


John has an extensive list of service to Plymouth, which began by serving as an elected member of Town Meeting, followed by an appointment to the Advisory & Finance Committee, ultimately earning the voters' confidence and winning a seat as a Selectman.


He currently serves as the Selectman Liaison to the Nuclear Matters, Natural Resources & Coastal Beaches, and the Community Preservation committees. His past experience includes serving on the Open Space, 400th Anniversary and Commercial Land Study committees.


John is proud of the many accomplishments made by the Board of Selectman during his tenure. Whether working collaboratively with fellow Board members to bring results to fruition, or standing firm by his conviction against the majority, he has been an active leader in improving town government in many ways, including:


  • Ensuring the town Enterprise Funds are not reliant on General Fund subsidies as of FY13.


  • Creating a Nuclear Mitigation fund as a budget offset for the issues revolving around Pilgrim Station.


  • Working with AECOM to embark on a 40-year sewer expansion plan that will begin in the Route 44 expansion zone, creating new jobs and revenue for the town.


  • Working with State legislators on a Home Rule Petition, allowing the town to deal with retirees directly on post-employment benefits (OPEB), a fixed cost savings measure.


  • Advocating for state resources for the creation of the new Plymouth North High School, a new Plymouth South High School, and a new Senior Center with minimal impact to the town's budget.


  • Educating Town Meeting members on the importance of vital Community Preservation articles.


  • Eliminating "Golden Goose" loopholes in the Town Manager's contract.


  • An upgrade to the Town of Plymouth's Standard & Poor's bond rating from AA to AA+, and receipt of the best audit in town history by Powers & Sullivan, LLC.


  • Supported New Town Hall Project.


John is the proud father of Christian, 12 years old, and enjoys coaching his Farm League team. Passionate about baseball, John previously served 4 years as a Babe Ruth League coach and a term as Vice President for the league. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Bridgewater State University, and as a young man, John was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout for his meritorious service and outstanding leadership.




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