John’s professional experience in federal government gives him insight and expertise in management, fiscal responsibility, and human resource administration. At the NICHD he administered a budget of $12 million and a government and contract staff of 65.
John is the recipient of various awards, including the Army Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Public Health Service Commendation Medal, Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal, and the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal. He earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University (1981) and received his undergraduate education in zoology and botany at the University of Oklahoma. He retired from the Public Health Service at the rank of Captain (O-6).
John and his family relocated to Vermont to pursue a simpler lifestyle. They live in a co-housing community on a small farm, where they are directly involved in food production, raising sheep, maple sugaring, and other farming enterprises. John served on the board of directors of the Upper Valley Music Center and of Revels North. He also coordinates and teaches local programs in traditional music and dance. He and his family enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and are actively engaged in building community, supporting local agriculture, and fostering arts and educational opportunities in the Upper Valley.
“I am looking forward to addressing the important issues Vermont is facing today,” John Bartholomew says. “My goal is to reach out to voters, to let them know that I will listen to their opinions, respond to their concerns, and serve the best interests of all Vermonters.”