Sumter County Republican Party – Chairman
John Calandro
(352) 430-3425

1072 Winnsboro Drive
The Villages, FL 31262


John and his wife Peggy moved to The Villages from their native Detroit in 2008 and are full time residents of the Village of Sabal Chase. John has become actively involved in the community and serves as member of the Board of Supervisors of CDD #6, is the Vice Chair of the Sumter County Republican Executive Committee and Sumter County State Committeeman. He is the immediate past-president of the of the Michigan State University Alumni Club of The Villages, and currently serves as the Chairperson on the Pension Advisory Committee for Village Center Community Development District and is a member of the Sumter County Industrial Development Committee and previously served on the VHA Board of Directors. In 2010 he served as the Sumter County coordinator for the Marco Rubio Senatorial campaign.

John retired in 2008 after a 40 year career in international human resources and administration with various manufacturing, engineering and product development organizations.  During part of his career, he also was involved in State and National government affairs.

Concurrent with his professional career responsibilities, from January 1981 through 1990, he was elected to five terms on the Oakland County (Michigan) Board of Commissioners and served as the chairperson for the Personnel Committee. Additionally he was active in a wide variety of Oakland County Republican activities and election campaigns and the Michigan Republican Party. Over the years he served on a variety of professional, civic, youth and political organizations in various leadership roles.

John met and married his wife Peggy at Michigan State University where he received his degree in Labor & Industrial Relations in 1968. John and Peggy are proud parents of their daughter Kristi (Tyll), their son PJ who continue to reside in Michigan with their respective families.

He is a Vietnam Veteran and a member of Chapter 1036 of the VVA and enjoys The Village’s lifestyle playing golf along with other recreational, social and athletic activities.  Peggy and John are members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish near The Villages.