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for: Representative District 18, Kansas
November 4, 2008 Kansas General Election
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Biographical Cindy Neighbor - D


John Rubin - R

Age:   66
General: (goals, objectives, views, philosophies)    
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse, children, residence)

Gender: Female

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.

Education: (schools, colleges, major, degrees)

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.

Profession: (profession,work experience outside politics)

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.

Military: (branch, service, active duty, rank, honors, discharge)  

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

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

Civic: (organizations, charities)

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

Political: (offices held)

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

Religion: (religious affiliations and beliefs)  

Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1995-Present

Accomplishments: (awards, achievements)    
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