U.S. House District 3 Election: Jon Golnik
Jon Golnik is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Massachusetts’ third district.
He was born in Middletown, Connecticut. Growing up, he lived in many different places across the United States including Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Michigan and Florida.
Golnik graduated from public high school in central Florida in 1984 and with his parents encouragement went on to spend a year off before returning to school.
For six months he studied Spanish in Mexico until securing an internship in Chicago, sponsored by Mayor Harold Washington’s administration.
At the end of his year off, Golnik left for Dartmouth College where he received a Bachelor’s in History. After graduating, Golnik worked as a paralegal at a Wall Street law firm. A year later, Golnik returned to school. He received a Masters in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1992, and in 1993, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Golnik worked as a foreign currency trader in New York until he moved to Boston to be closer to his fiancé, whom he met in business school. He married his wife Phyllis in 1997. They have a son Zeke, born in 1999, and a daughter Tillie, born in 2001.
Golnik moved to Carlisle, Mass in 2001 and started two small businesses in 2003. Golnik is a coach for his children’s sports team in his free time.