John Harris  
Board of Supervisors
Title: Linn County Supervisor District 5- 2017 Vice Chair
Phone: 319-892-5000
John Harris, Linn County Supervisor, District 5


Biography
John Harris was elected to his first term as a member of the Linn County Board of Supervisors in November 2010 and was sworn in to office on January 3, 2011. John represents District 5.

John’s priorities as a member of the Board of Supervisors are improving the secondary road system, encouraging business growth in Linn County and keeping taxes low.

In his role as Supervisor, John serves on the Highway 30 Coalition, is the Board of Supervisors liaison for Veterans Affairs, and serves on the board of the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) and the Area Ambulance Service. He is also the Chairman of the Housing Fund for Linn County.

Previously, John served as a member of the city council in Palo for 10 years before being elected Palo’s mayor, an office he held for four years. In addition, John worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids for 38 years, most recently as Manager of the Contract Department in Commercial Systems.

John, a Linn County native, has been married to his wife Phyllis for 34 years. They have four daughters, Heather, Laura, Anna and Ellen, and two grandchildren, Harrison and Zoey. 

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