New Leadership Delivering Results for Platte County

Knowing more about the political candidates running for office in your area is an important part of deciding who to vote for on election day. John DeFoor and his wife Rori have been residents of Platte County for the past 12 years. They have been married for 11 years and have two children, John Jr. & Nicholas., John Jr. graduated from the Park Hill School District and Nicholas will be attending middle school next year. John is also a proud pug dad to Ed and Lulu who both love to sleep.

John was born to a single mother in Northeast Kansas City where he resided for many years. He attended the Kansas City Public School district and graduated from Northeast Senior High School. John currently has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Psychology with a minor in Business Administration Management and is actively working on a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Policy from Park University.

John has been an active union member for the past 19 years with his current membership in the Smart-TD Local 5. John is currently employed as a conductor at BNSF Railway, where he served as a safety observer monitoring the safe work habits of his union brothers and sisters. John is a former small business owner. He has also worked for the City of Kansas City as a Dangerous Building Inspector and Animal Control officer.

John currently serves as the Vice President of the Northland Democratic Club. He regularly attends the meetings of the Platte County Democratic Central Committee. He is an active voice in local politics informing his community of issues in Platte County, Kansas City, and the State of Missouri. John is seeking the role of Platte County Presiding Commissioner to unite the members of this community and foster a better future for Platte County.