Meet Joseph Alfonso
Born to two immigrant parents, I was raised by the worker class and had close ties to union activities in New York City. I also worked in the trades with my father as a handyman and worked part time in fast food to help support my family.
After graduating High School, I chose to serve our country by Joining the United States Marine Corps. There I helped organize infrastructure for multiple bases and helped create action plans for Aid Assistance in East and South-East Asia.
After being stationed in San Diego, I met my wife Leah Alfonso (Plockmeyer), a West Michigan native and fellow Marine; we got married in the summer of 2012.
Once Leah's military contract was completed, we both chose to move back to Michigan.
Here in Michigan, I worked as an Electrician, Sales Attendant, and Banker before I realized that I missed working in public service.
I started working for the City of Kentwood in their Inspections Department and continued to work until choosing to run for office.