John’s hometown is Racine, Wisconsin, where his family ties go back four generations. He's lived his entire adult life right here in Wisconsin, and has served as President of his local Park and Recreation commission and as a commissioner for his local Housing Authority.
John has been interested in grassroots activism for a long time, volunteering on his first campaign twenty years ago. Since then, he has worked hard to get conservatives elected in different roles, including as a campaign manager and as a board member of his local Republican party.
John holds a BA in History from UW-Parkside and earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He's a practicing attorney in Madison, and he and his wife, Diane, live in Cottage Grove. They have three adult children.