Valentino “Tino” Capobianco, who has served as a member of the Winthrop School Committee since 2015, has resigned from the Committee.
Capobianco said that he has accepted a position in the private sector. Putting the town first as he has done throughout his career, Capobianco said by stepping down now, there will be four seats up for election in November instead of three.
“It is with a heavy heart and excitement towards the future that I announce my resignation from the Winthrop School Committee,” said Capobianco. “I am truly blessed and humbled to have served as an elected official in the town of Winthrop for the past six years. I am proud of the work that the School Committee has accomplished over the past few years including campaigning for a new Middle/High School and Miller Field, investing in our kindergarten program by reducing class sizes and adding an ESP in each classroom, and reinvigorating our Little Vikings program by making it more affordable for working families.
“Since my time on the School Committee our teachers have received a 16 percent salary increase, early retirement incentives and zero layoffs,” said Capobianco. “All of this was done without a Proposition 2 1/2 override. It has been an honor to have served as Chairman for two years and during that time being named the Massachusetts Association of School Committee’s School Committee Member of the Year. “I could not have done this without my mother, Valerie Dalton, father, James Capobianco, and my top supporters Denise LoConte, Donna Segreti Reilly, Mary Alice Sharkey, Gus Martucci, and Jim Lederman. I will continue to live a life filled with optimism, happiness, love, and peace.”
Capobianco has had a zest for politics and public service since high school when he was elected class president. He has participated in numerous local, state, and national political campaigns.
At the age of 18, Capobianco became a Democratic Party official and later served on the Airport Hazards Committee. He is a graduate of Suffolk University where he was a student leader.
Capobianco also worked as a legislative aide for Speaker of the Mass. House Robert A. DeLeo.