Our Community’s Dedicated Servant Leader
John’s ties to our district run deep. He was born in San Antonio where his mother was a local public-school principal, and his father was a Southside minister. John learned from his parents at a young age the importance of serving others.
After graduating, John served our community for five years as a Deputy in the Bexar County Sheriff’s department before accepting a job with the San Antonio Fire Department, a position he held for over 25 years. While serving as a firefighter, John worked closely with elected officials at all levels of government to advocate for additional tools and training for first responders to help them better serve their communities.
Today, John proudly serves as the State Representative for District 118. He was previously elected to serve District 118 as State Representative in 2016 and wants to serve again to be a strong voice for our community.
John is committed to strengthening our schools and supporting our teachers so they can help our kids develop the job skills needed to break cycles of poverty, bring good jobs to our district, and lower the tax burden on our families.
As a small business owner, John understands the financial difficulties we are all facing. He helped grow a small local IT firm into a thriving business that employs over 500 people in the community, so he is the right person to help bring us out of these unprecedented times.
John and his wife, Freda, have been married for 37 years. They are proud parents of five boys, three of whom are adopted. John volunteers as a board member with Southside Cardinals Youth Sports League and is a Sunday School teacher at Southside Baptist Church.