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John Thomas
District C
Work Unit: 
509 Brown St.
Iowa City, IA

By email

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Term in office

First term: Jan. 2, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2020

Second term: Jan. 2, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2024


B.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan


Partner Sarah Clark, son Ian and his wife Megan, grandchildren Taylor and Connor


I enjoy walking and bicycling in cities and towns; hiking in wild places; gardening; reading; and music

Iowa City residency

Eight years


Registered Landscape Architect, State of California (retired)

Other community services/organizations involvement

Board member, Friends of Hickory Hill Park