John Backer was born and raised in Morristown, TN in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. John first arrived in Tucson on July 4, 1984 - coming to Tucson to serve active duty in the Air Force at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In the Air Force, John was as an aircraft electrician on the A-10 aircraft and served with distinction - earning an early promotion by competing with 7 other airmen in appearing before a board. After completing his enlistment John remained in Tucson and developed a diverse work history, which will serve his fellow citizens well as he serves his fellow citizens as the District 4 Pima County Supervisor.
John purchased his first home on Tucson's east side near Harrison and 22nd and owned that home for approximately 10 years. Since the summer of 2007, John and his family have lived in Sahuarita and has been active in the community.
John and his wife are parents to 5 children. Four daughters are grown and their son is 11 years old. John and his wife are proud grandparents of a 5 year old grand daughter and a 1 year old grandson.
Technology - 25 years of technology experience primarily programming.
In 1996 John led a team in writing a county Treasurer's system which, at one time, was used by approximately 25% of the counties in Arizona
From July 2007 to September 2009, John worked as an ecommerce developer at Arizona Mail Order
For the past 3 years, John has been traveling America helping commerical customers, local, state and federal government agencies to find fraud, waste and abuse
Starting in February 2010, John helped local law enforcement from all over the country to find investigative leads to solve crimes through a product developed in Tucson.
In addition to helping law enforcement and organizations to find fraud, waste and abuse, John also has helped intelligence analysts in a number of industries to quickly make sense of huge amounts of data and find unknown connections between people, places and things.
Worked in a variety of industries including: Government, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telemarketing, Textiles, Fast food, Rental Car, and Merchandising to name a few
Realtor - Currently a licensed Realtor - first licensed in the early 90s, continuously licensed since 2008
Business owner - Owned traditional and home based businesses
Insurance Agent - Currently a licensed insurance agent
Master's Degree - Information Technology
Bachelor's Degree - Organization Management
Associate of Applied Science - Engineering
Associate of Applied Science - Aircraft Systems Technology
Active in the community
Cub Master of Pack 328 for 4 years and Assistant Cub Master for 1 year.
Coached Youth Sports teams - Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball
Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity
Served as Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for 3 years
Served on an advisory committee to a builder controlled Home Owner Association
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