John G. Descoteaux was born and raised in the Centralville section of Lowell. He is a graduate of Lowell High School and UMass Lowell earning a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems.
Councilor Descoteaux began his career in transportation working with Belmont Springs Water Company ascending to Regional Supervisor then Regional Vice President in charge of transportation for the Eastern and Central areas of Massachusetts.
Thereafter Councilor Descoteaux worked as the Manager for First Student Bus Company handling the Lowell contract for three years. He was promoted to Regional Vice President for the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine region.
For the past eighteen years Councilor Descoteaux has been the Transportation Director for the Lowell Public Schools.
His community service includes 10 years as Chair of the Lowell License Commission and 16 years as Treasurer for the Team Micky Ward Charities.
Councilor Descoteaux’s campaign platform consists of accountability and efficiency in local government. In his first year as a Councilor, he will participate in the Finance, Municipal Facilities, Rules & Election Law, Senior Citizen, and Transportation subcommittees.