John was elected to the State Assembly in 2020. As an Assemblyman he has worked to protect our upstate way of life.
After graduating from Liverpool High, John studied agriculture at Penn State University, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army. Over a nearly 27 year career serving us in the Army, John deployed overseas numerous times including Iraq and Afghanistan and retired in 2014 as a Colonel.
Returning home, John, Martha and family began farming 488 acres in LaFayette. He has turned longtime fallow, overgrown land to fertile productivity.
While working as a Defense and National Security consultant the past few years, the farm continued to grow, and Ellys Acres now hosts a growing flock of sheep and lambs, hay and forage, and John is looking at his 3000 maple tree sugar bush with an eye to maple syrup production.
John is a leader in the farming community as well - - he is President of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of New York State - - and is active nationally with the American Sheep Industry Association. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District by the County Executive, and is a member of NYS Farm Bureau.
Assemblyman John Lemondes has worked hard for you and your family for the last two years. On Election Day, November 8th, we have the chance to send John back to Albany to fight for us. Please vote for John Lemondes on Election Day November 8th.
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