John has dedicated his professional life to building strong, vibrant communities.
John received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from FSU where he served as President of the Student Government Association. He then received his Master's degree in Public Administration from FSU. John also received a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science while serving as an Aide to Roger Casale (Labour - Wimbledon) in the British Parliament.
John returned to Tallahassee in 2005 and founded JDA Strategies, a research and development consulting firm focused on local governance. In 2006, he was elected to the Leon County Commission where he has been re-elected twice without opposition. He has served twice as Chairman. John is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and Leadership Florida. Before his time on the commission, John worked for both the Florida League of Cities in Tallahassee and five years with the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.
John and his wife, Ginny, have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and have two young sons.