John began his career in governmental relations and lobbying in 1976 when he was elected to the city council of the fastest growing city in the state. At the age of 23, he became the youngest elected official in Alabama and headed up the city’s governmental relations with the state and federal government. Following his 10+ years service as an elected official, John served in a variety of positions in state government and for other elected officials. He served as Legal Counsel for both the Lieutenant Governor and Governor, Special Counsel and Senior Advisor to the Governor, Legal Counsel to the Alabama Finance Department, Senate Rules Committee, Senate Finance & Taxation Committees, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board as well as Deputy Attorney General.
John graduated from Jacksonville State University and received his Law Degree from Cumberland School of Law. He completed advanced studies at Harvard Law School in Post Graduate Studies in International Law and Statutory Interpretation. John served two terms on the Pelham City Council, the latter as Mayor Pro-Tem and was then elected to the Alabama House of Representatives.
His experience working both as an elected official and inside state government has given him an unparalleled knowledge and a thorough understanding of the inner workings of state government and state agencies.