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About John

I was raised in east Texas in the humble home of two working-class parents.

I received a public education, which inspired my vocation for public service and my love of learning. I continued my education at Texas Christian University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law.

Today, I work for the largest local non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas which offers medical care, case management, prevention services, substance abuse, and mental health services for those living with or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. 

For the past decade, I have been advocating for the rights of the most vulnerable. I have been a vocal proponent of marriage equality and reproductive rights, and I have fought to eliminate the racial and economic injustices so rampant in our world. As a lifelong Christian, my faith has influenced the way I understand immigration reform and refugees.

As a democrat, I believe that civil liberties and justice for all people are the core tenets of our party, and these values are the cornerstone of my work in public service.

I live in Arlington with my husband, Tim, who is a Christian minister. We have two rescue dogs, Dolce and Makea.


Quick Facts About John

  • John was born at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. At the age of four, his family relocated to Texarkana, Texas, where he was raised.
  • John’s father was a quality control supervisor at a steel oil coupling manufacturer, and his mother did administrative work at various companies.
  • John worked a part-time job while attending a local public high school where he was the Vice President of the student body.
  • John holds two degrees: a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts School of Law (formerly Southern New England School of Law).
  • John funded his education through scholarships and student loans.
  • After living in New England for 13 years, John returned to Texas to live near family. Tim began studying at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth.
  • John grew up in the Christian Church-Disciples of Christ and now attends The Welcome Table Christian Church in Arlington.

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