As a first-time candidate, John is running for City Council (District III) in Columbia, South Carolina. John has witnessed firsthand that service to others can change not only one person’s life, but an entire community. John is running for Columbia City Council because he’s tired of individuals that are more interested in being in elected office, versus working hard and getting the job done. As a first-generation college graduate and public school educator, John is ready to put public service back into politics. John is also a proud husband and father of two sons.