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Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building
121 E. Court Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
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Tompkins County Legislator

Rich John (D)
District 4, City of Ithaca


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Having lived in Ithaca and Tompkins County for over fifty years, Rich John was elected to the Tompkins County Legislature in a special election in November, 2016 to fill a vacancy.  Rich comes to the office with a background of twenty years as a general practice partner in a local law firm, and nine years serving as the general counsel and vice president of compliance for a global product testing and inspection company, Intertek. Rich has volunteered as a youth coach in several sports, a board member of Historic Ithaca, and what was then called the Alcoholism Council of Tompkins County.   Currently, Rich John is a member of the Government Operations Committee and serves as the Chair of the Public Safety and Jail Study Committees.  He has also been appointed as a member of the Tompkins County Industrial Development Committee involved with supporting businesses and economic development in the County.  Rich is a graduate of Ithaca High School, Cornell University, and the University of Notre Dame.  He is married and, together with his wife, raised three children on East Hill. 
Legislators are elected and serve for four years. Current terms run from 2018 through 2021.