John is married, wife Melanie, and has three children, son Joshua and daughter-in-law Sommer, and two daughters, Tory and Tracy, and son-in-law, Christos. He and Melanie also have 4 grandchildren. John has been a Lima resident for 41 years and a life-long resident of the Lima area having grown up in Bath Township.
John has been employed by Nickles Bakery of Ohio, Inc. for the past 43 years and is currently the Plant Manager of the Lima Bakery.
John has been the President of City Council since 2007. Prior to his election as Council President, he served as 2nd Ward councilor for 11 years (1996 to 2007) and previously served as 1st Ward Councilor for five years (from 1990 thru 1994).
In November 2022, John announced he will not seek re-election and will retire from City Council. His term as President of City Council will end December 31, 2023.
John and his family are members of St. Charles Catholic Church.
Serves on Committees
Knights of Columbus #17654
Lima Sister City Member