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John Plumb, who served as an officer in the U.S.Navy and continues to serve in the Navy Reserves, told the Jamestown Kiwanis Club that there is a historically low percentage of military veterans serving in Congress today. That is an important reason he is running for Congress.
Navy Commander Plumb told the Kiwanis Club that he was born in Jamestown and raised in Randolph. His father was a lawyer in Jamestown and his mother taught physics at JCC. They continue to reside in Randolph.
Plumb graduated from Notre Dame on a Navy ROTC scholarship.
The Congressional candidate told the Kiwanis Club that he learned the importance of teamwork as a submarine officer. When a problem put the submarine in danger, everyone had to work together to solve the problem as quickly as possible.
Plumb said that Congress needs to exhibit this kind of problem solving. As our Congressman he would put the Nation’s interest above any partisan political interest Plumb would be the first Congressman from Chautauqua or Cattaraugus Counties since Stan Lundine from 1976-86.