About John

John Casselberry, Jr. is a Modesto homeowner and police/fire 911 dispatcher currently serving his first term on the Stanislaus Union School District Governing Board representing Area 5, which is roughly centered on Standiford Avenue on the south, Carver Road on the east, Bangs Avenue on the north and Prescott Avenue and Veneman Avenue N on the west. John was appointed in October 2022 for a four year term beginning in December 2022 lasting until December 2026.

As no candidate filed to run in the 2022 general election for the open seat, Governing Board Member Casselberry was appointed and will serve the full four year term ending in December 2026.

Casselberry was appointed after stepping up to serve the 3,450 students and families of Modesto’s premier K-8 school district of choice. He currently works full time as a police and fire dispatch supervisor and has been in public service since finishing his undergraduate education nearly a decade ago.

John has served on civic organizations prior to relocating to Modesto, including a term on the Simi Valley Planning Commission, Youth Council and on the Neighborhood Council #4 Executive Board, where he served as a link between local neighbors and city hall. He also spent time on the Board of Directors of Kids and Families Together, a non-profit dedicated to providing services and improving the quality life of foster, adoptive, and kinship families in his hometown.

John Casselberry, Jr. is a 30 year resident of California, graduating from Simi Valley High School in Southern California. Afterwards, he attended John Cabot University in Rome, Italy where he earned his B.A. in International Affairs and History. He currently lives in Modesto and works as a police and fire dispatch supervisor for a local law enforcement and fire agency. John enjoys spending his free time traveling the country on road trips and has been exploring local businesses in Modesto, enjoying the best of what Modesto has to offer.