has been a member of the Johnston City Council for 11 years. His most
recent term began in 2012. Prior to his time on the City Council, John
was on Johnston's Planning and Zoning Commission for six years.
John is an attorney for Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP. His
practice areas include employee benefits, ERISA, pension and 401(k)
plans, and fiduciary advice. He received his Bachelor of General
Studies degree from the University of Iowa and his Juris Doctorate from
the University of California - Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.
John is a former member of the ChildServe Board of Directors, and sits
on the city council's Public Safety, HR/Finance and Stormwater Utility
Committees. He is the council liaison to Johnston's Planning and Zoning
Commission and Senior Citizens Advisory Board. He is also a member and
elder at St. Paul Presbyterian Church.
He lives with his wife Annie and son John on Johnston's west side. John
is the only council member to have been born in Johnston.