John was born in Brownsville, Texas. His family moved to Grand Prairie when he was five. He attended Grand Prairie Schools and graduated from South Grand Prairie High School. John earned an Associate Degree from Mountain View College and attended University of Texas at Arlington. He has worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 17 years and is currently an Administration Supervisor. He resides in Grand Prairie with his wife, Michele and their two children, Serina and John II. John remains committed to being a strong advocate for education, working with youth and community awareness. Over the years he has participated in higher education awareness programs as well as educating the community on government programs and services. John serves on the City of Grand Prairie Planning and Zoning Commission, Grand Prairie Cinco de Mayo Committee, League of United Latin American Citizens Council 22262, Hispanic Association for Culture and Education, Inc.