Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Kansas General Election

Candidates for Representative District 18, Kansas

Cindy Neighbor - D
(913) 268-9061
John Rubin - R
(913) 962-4295
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Cindy Neighbor

Gender: Female

Family: Husband: Jim

4 Children: Kim, Samantha, Jamie, Justin.


Home City: Shawnee Mission, KS

John Rubin

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.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Cindy Neighbor

Public Relations and Marketing Director, present

Medical Administrator, retired.

John Rubin

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


Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Cindy Neighbor

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.

John Rubin

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

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Cindy Neighbor

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.

John Rubin

Representative, Kansas State House of Representatives, 2011-present

Candidate, Kansas House of Representatives, 2008

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Cindy Neighbor

No response

John Rubin

Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1995-Present

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Cindy Neighbor

Attended, Johnson County Community College

Attended, Kansas City Kansas Community College.

John Rubin

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.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Cindy Neighbor

No response

John Rubin

Contract Attorney, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, MO, 1977-1979

Lieutenant, JAG Corps, United States Navy, Active Duty, 1973-1976

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