John P. Lucchesi
For Central Fire Protection District Director

Occupation: Retired Battalion Chief                                                         Age: 63

I have been a resident of Soquel since 1973.  My career in the fire service spans 38yrs in Santa Cruz County.  I possess an Associate degree in fire science, achieved State Chief Officer certification and was an instructor at Cabrillo College.  During my career I was involved in budgeting, fleet and facilities management, fire prevention, field operations, personnel management and contract negotiations.

Our county continues to grow, as has the need for service. Central Fire must expand the depth, quality and integrity of our organizations abilities and address current challenges as well as the future.  We need to pursue, not isolate future opportunities to address comparable services with allied agencies for an improved cost effective system. 

My vision is to make decisions that improve responsive and effective leadership to all of our customers.
The needs of our customers and the welfare of our talented work force must be in the forefront in fulfilling our oath to protect and to serve. The board of directors of Central Fire District needs to create and embrace a productive, positive and transparent code of conduct.

I believe I have the vitality, inspiration and direction that will contribute to positive change for our future.