John Hopkins was elected to fill the balance of George Dill’s term. He was sworn in on November 30, 2011 and the term expires at the end of December, 2013.
John has served the community as a member of the board of directors of the Puyallup Main Street Association since 1995 and is a past board president. He is also a past chair of the Pierce County Landmarks Commission. He has restored five historic Puyallup buildings, three of which are now listed on the historic register.
John has lived in Puyallup since 1987 when he, his wife and their three young children moved to Washington from Alaska. All three of his children still live locally.
After graduating from London University with a degree in math and physics, John went on to obtain a teacher’s certification from Brunel University. This was followed by electrical apprenticeship school and his earning the equivalent of a master’s license in two states. John has been an electrician foreman, a business manager for local 1547, and an electrical instructor. He owned and operated Diamond Electric from 1988 until 2005, after which he became semi–retired. In addition to managing various properties, he now enjoys his hobbies of traveling, trekking and climbing.
John has been involved in the local political arena for many years. He strongly believes in putting citizens first, in working together with his fellow Councilmembers for positive outcomes, and in making common-sense decisions and increasing efficiencies wherever possible.
Current term began November 30, 2011.