John Gannon has been a Boise Schools parent, Bench Neighborhood supporter and leader, and attorney since moving to the Boise Central Bench in 1976.
Legislative: John Gannon gave Legislative testimony for local school district control and against the unfunded State mandates in the Luna laws. He pointed out a quality education gives our children a chance to succeed and attracts quality business and investment. John voted against tax breaks in the last legislative session, pointing out that they take general fund revenue which is necessary to fund our schools.
Bench Schools: John Gannon advocated Bench school reinvestment for years– especially when several schools had school roof leaks. In 1994, the State PTA gave John Gannon an “Outstanding Service Award.” In 2006, he co-organized “Neighborhood Schools Work” which kept Monroe, Washington and Pierce Park schools open when the district wanted to close them, but supported reinvestment. Thereafter, he joined the Boise Districts School Facilities Steering Committee. He helped organize a legislative rally saying on Channel 7 KTVB “We need this school bond in order to have a quality neighborhood and a quality city we can be proud of.”