John is a fifth-generation resident of Indianapolis and is past president of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA). John grew up in the midtown section of the city where he attended grammar school and graduated from Brebeuf High School. John graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in Sociology and the University of Michigan where he earned a masters in Social Work with a focus in Social Policy and Planning.  John was elected as an at-large member of the Indianapolis City/County Council in November 2011 and served as Council Vice President from 2013-2015. 

John currently serves as a senior leader at a local health plan serving the Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare population. Prior to his most recent position, John was Senior Program Officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Managed Care Director for the State of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning. John has also served as a policy consultant for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, and has significant experience in the nonprofit sector. John continues to work as a site visitor and reviewer for the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

John has a long history of community volunteerism. He continues his long service as a board member of BTNA and also serves on the Art for Neighborhoods Board, and AS Vice President of the Indy Reads Board.

John has been married to his wife, Jessica, for over 20 years. John and Jessica have three children – Nora, Miles and Beatrice.