Home: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County (Lived in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Allis) Personal: Married, five children, grandfather of one Born: Milwaukee Professional Experience: Owner and president of Blue Mound Graphics, Inc., a national publishing company; and author Past President and Board Member of Santa Fe Communications, Inc. (Nationwide non-profit organization that broadcasts and distributes programs of a spiritually uplifting and religious nature) Education: St. Anthony of Padua Parish Grade School (now St. Vincent Pallotti), Marquette University High School, B.A. from Marquette University, M.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Heritage: Great grandson of Frederick J. Miller, founder of the Miller Brewing Company, now MillerCoors; Great Grandfather, Frederick J. Miller, Grandmother, Elise K. John, and Father, Harry G. John, Jr. were all presidents of the Miller Brewing Company; and two great uncles, Ernest and Fred A. Miller, also presidents, developed Miller High Life, the number one beer in brewing history Languages: Spanish, French and of course English Political Affiliation: Democratic Author: The Miller Beer Barons; currently completing a book on Milwaukee’s three rivers: the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Memberships: Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Historical Society, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee County Anti-Racism Committee, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Riveredge Nature Center, Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, Pabst Mansion, Old World Wisconsin, and United Nations Association of U.S.A. Past Service: Board Member of the Milwaukee Catholic Charities, Indian Summer Education Committee, Mother of Good Counsel Parish Athletic Board, Bodyguard in Japan for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Bread for the World, Marquette University Club Football - captain 2 years, played 4 years, coached 4 years, coached soccer and basketball at Mother of Good Counsel Parish School and track and basketball at Prairie Hill Waldorf School, protected ocean treasure salvage ship against piracy, yearly stays at the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Mission in South Dakota, and built a wigwam at the Waswagoning Ojibwe Indian Village on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation Volunteer Service: Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru Hobbies: Traveling, writing, kayaking, playing and coaching soccer and basketball
An arcing tamarack tree, formerly bowed tautly to the ground, furiously flings a brilliant star into our heavens—Wisconsin, a beacon of hope for America.
We, the people of Wisconsin, will reach our glorious future with a vigorous economy in which we hold enriching jobs, make meaningful wages, and teach our children sacrifice of short-term riches, forgiveness of those who have wronged us, persistence in the face of long odds, and tolerance of our differences. As governor, with the help of every Wisconsinite, I will focus on reducing our State’s unemployment, especially in places where thousands of unemployed black men face long odds finding family-supporting jobs. These Wisconsin men live in embarrassed silence. For too long we have allowed them to stay concentrated in places with scant hope of employment to support their families. Instead of burdening future generations with this worsening problem, we will discover solutions through personal involvement, hard work, and Main Street ingenuity. We must work in concert to solve this problem! With a willingness of citizens from New Diggings, La Crosse, Lac du Flambeau, Wausau, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Kenosha, and all points between, all Wisconsinites will melt this problem into the black soil of our farm-rich state. With eyes looking into another’s eyes and one hand grasping another’s outreached hand, private citizens of this Great State will provide jobs for one another. We stride forward in unison, reducing unemployment one job at a time. By cutting the strap that binds us to unemployment, Wisconsin will become the beacon that leads this country towards a future brimming with economic vitality. Sincerely,
Tim John for Governor
Tim John for Governor