Family: Husband: Jim
4 Children: Kim, Samantha, Jamie, Justin.
Home City: Shawnee Mission, KS
John was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and has lived most of his life in Overland Park and Shawnee. He has been married 40 years to the former Roberta Torin, MSW, of St. Louis, Missouri. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.
Attended, Johnson County Community College
Attended, Kansas City Kansas Community College.
John earned a B.A. in political science magna cum laude from Boston College in 1970 and a J.D. degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1973.
Public Relations and Marketing Director, present
Medical Administrator, retired.
U.S. Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration, 1994-2004
Regional Counsel, FDIC, Atlanta, GA, 1989-1994
Senior Litigator, FDIC, Kansas City, MO, 1985-1989
Assistant Regional Counsel, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Kansas City, MO, 1982-1984
Labor Attorney and Senior Litigator, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Kansas City, MO, 1979-1982.
Parent Teacher Association President
Founding Committee, Ronald McDonald House at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Volunteer, Shawnee Fire Department Rescue Squad
Member, Shawnee Mission Advisory Board
Officer, Shawnee Mission Area Council Parent Teacher Association
Committee, United Community Services.
Member, Federal Bar Association, 1976-Present
Member, Kansas Bar Association, 1976-Present
Member, Missouri Bar Association, 1973-Present
Past President, Woodland Place Homes Association, 2004-2005
Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 2003-2005/2007-present
Candidate, Kansas House of Representatives, District 18, 2004
Candidate, Kansas House of Representatives, District 18, 2000
Member, Shawnee Mission School Board.
Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 2011-present
Candidate, Kansas House of Representatives, 2008
Contract Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO, 1977-1979
Lieutenant, JAG Corps, United States Navy, Active Duty, 1973-1976
Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1995-Present