Jim Zeller

“Glastonbury continues to provide a better education for our students for less money then surrounding towns, according to the independent Yankee Institute for Public Policy.  I pledge to continue to provide the best possible solutions for our educational needs, and to balance those needs with the demands and the resources of the community.”

Community Services

  • Member, Board of Education, 2003-present
  • Chairman, Board Facilities and Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member, Board Budget and Personnel Committees
  • Member, Board representative, Public Building Commission


  • A.S., Police Science, State University of New York at Farmingdale
  • B.A., Public Administration, Central Connecticut State University

Professional Background

  • Investigator for the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office in the Superior Court Juvenile Matters.
  • Twenty-one year member of the Town of West Hartford Police Department

Other Expertise

  • Small business owner, 1980-1990
  • President, West Hartford Police Local #1283 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 1991-1995
  • Secretary, AFSCME Local #1283, 1995-1999
  • Executive Vice-President, AFSCME Council 15 (representing police officers in over 50 Connecticut cities and towns), 1991-1999


  • Resident of Glastonbury for over twenty years
  • Married to Barbara, with son, Chris, graduate of Glastonbury High School

If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 860 633-5152 or by email at jrz132@aol.com.