John has been a North Texas resident for almost 2 decades. He moved to Dallas seeking a better life on his own in a growing state. He and his husband Jimmy live together in Plano with their dog Cooper.
John has a Bachelor of Arts double major in Geography and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He's a proud Life Member of the UNC General Alumni Association.
He also has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management. He is a member of the UTD Alumni Association.
From his very first job bagging groceries and sweeping floors at Kroger, and later to the mega corporation of IBM, John has always served the customer. He has spent his tenure in Texas as a logistics manager of Evergreen Shipping, one of the largest container ship companies in the world.
John has always been entrepreneurial minded. He ran a now defunct link sharing service in the early days of the web. He founded Shamrock Container Sales, serving the needs of the resale shipping and storage container market. He now works as a full time REALTOR® for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas in Plano.
John has served the public on the civic and volunteer side as well. He was the first Vice President of the Friends of Timberglen Library in Dallas. He was a member of the Association of Water Board Directors. He served on the Denton ISD Citizens Bond Committee.
John was elected to two terms as the President of the Board of Directors of the Denton County Fresh Water Supply District 11-A in Paloma Creek, in the Little Elm ETJ. For nearly 7 years, he presided over the board, overseeing a multi million dollar government budget and providing utility services to his constituents. Annual budget surpluses, 4 years of lowered tax rates, bond debt refunding/refinancing, and an S&P BBB+ rating are his legacy.
John's history of local party leadership and activism is extensive.
He's been a challenger for public office several times, an elected official, campaign consultant, campaign manager, organization founder, volunteer, and more over this many years of activism in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties.
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