FRESH LEADERSHIP IS THE CATALYST OF CHANGE IN HARRISBURG
John Padora grew up in the Octorara Area School district. He is currently a resident of Clay Township and has resided within the district for eight years. John attended Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and studied Computer-Aided Manufacturing. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Geospatial Technology from Southern New Hampshire University.
John has spent the last decade working in precision manufacturing. ,In his current position, he designs and produces parts for nuclear submarines and advanced aircraft that actively support global military operations and keep our nation safe.
John has been down some challenging paths in his life which have driven his desire to be a public servant. From a young age, he watched as his father struggled with debilitating Multiple Sclerosis and shared the burden faced by individuals with disabilities. John himself stumbled down the path of opioid addiction and almost lost his career, family, and life. He was able to emerge from this challenging period of his life with hope for himself and for others within our community suffering from addiction. Because of his experience, John has the knowledge and ability to help communities and individuals heal from the damaging effects of the opioid epidemic. John will shatter the destructive stigmas that surround addiction and recovery and prioritize the treatment of substance abuse as a public health crisis - not a criminal matter.
John is the husband of Amber Padora and they have two children, Koi and Calla. His family is his strongest support system and the reason for his vested interest in helping to craft a future that prioritizes the general welfare of all Pennsylvanians. He holds family values above all else and identifies as a Christian. John enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, music, and spending time with his family.