Ohio State Government March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for John R. McAlister

Candidate for
United States Senate

This information is provided by the candidate

John was born in Detroit in 1945. In 1950 the family moved to Ohio. He has lived in Toledo, Millbury, Hilliard, Hamilton, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. Having lived in the State of Ohio for 50 years, John is a Buckeye through and through. He knows Ohio's people, places and events in history.

John graduated from Hilliard High School in 1963 and went on to college at Murray State University. He studied business, education, history and military science and received a BS degree from Murray State University in 1968. John contemplated going to law school but decided the world did not need any more lawyers! In 1968 he married Sally Hoeflinger, also of Hilliard. Sally graduated from The Ohio State University and was an RN for 30 years. She now works with John in their own business.

After serving in the Army, John taught at Ross High School near Hamilton, OH for one year and then started his career in business and sales. John has always enjoyed working directly with people in helping them solve problems. Over the years John has worked as a private school recruiter helping kids choose careers. He has worked as a stock broker and investment sales representative helping people choose investments that would allow them to reach certain financial goals in their lives.

Since 1974 he has been in the insurance business and in 1986 started his own insurance agency, Source Benefits, in Columbus. In that capacity John has helped individuals and small business owners solve the problems of loss of income due to death or disability -- and he has provided financial counseling in facing life's problems. John has helped his clients sort out the best path to take in regards to health insurance plans for themselves and their employees.

John has worked on the Jim Schrader for Congress campaign. Jim was a Libertarian candidate for congress in 1998. McAlister has also been the Central Region Chair of the Libertarian Party of Ohioand the Publicity Chair for the LPO.

John & Sally live in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna and have two grown children who are married -- no grandchildren yet. John and Sally both enjoy travel, hiking (he's hiked up Mt. St. Helens in the Cascades and Mt. LeConte in the Smoky Mountains) and bicycling with the Westerville Bicycle Club. He also enjoys rappelling cliffs in the Hocking Hills.

John's strength as your U.S. Senator from Ohio is that he knows how to listen to people and help them solve problems. People solving their own problems is what made this country great. John enjoys encouraging self reliance and initiative in others.

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