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About John B. Hogan

By way of my father's company transferring him from their Chicago office to El Paso, our family arrived in the early summer of 1970. My 91-year-old mother still lives in the original home that she and my father purchased before we moved here. I began high school here that year as a freshman at Eastwood High School.

After graduating from Eastwood in 1974, I entered UTEP in the fall originally studying civil engineering. Running short of funds for college by the end of my freshman year at UTEP, I entered the United States Air Force and completed training in civil engineering technologies at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas and was assigned to The Air Force's 820th Red Horse Squadron at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV as a Site Development Specialist. Don't think that was a party. Out of my entire remaining time in the Air Force staying with the 820th, I only physically spent about four and a half months in Las Vegas and back then, if memory serves me well, before I returned to civilian life, my salary was somewhere south of $250 a month.

But the projects I got to work on gave me a great working knowledge of construction, roadways, runways, water supply and drainage systems, earthwork, concrete, asphalt, surveying, and construction management. The only issue I had was that I hated baking in the summer and freezing in the winter so when I returned to UTEP post Air Force, I changed my major to business and earned concurrent BBA degrees in Marketing and Real Estate in the fall of 1983.

During the remaining years of my college career I was a partner in a full service Advertising Agency and after graduation became a franchise owner/operator of all things... a Big-O Tire store. The store was sold in early 1998 and I went to work for Dick Poe Motors as their first ever Internet Sales Manager and Business Development Manager over all three of their locations. I was offered and accepted an opportunity to do that same kind of work for the Hoy-Fox organization at their Toyota and Lexus location in 2001 winning multiple organizational and regional awards from both Hoy-Fox and Toyota and remained with that organization until late 2016 when I needed to take leave in order to get some "frame damage" of my own repaired.

Since then, I have been doing behind the scenes creative support for several local and out of town corporations in the areas of internet technologies, media development, and advertising campaign management.

I look forward to bringing my experience, frugality, business sense, and the ability to work with a myriad of people to work for the city I have called home for forty eight years and to bring a new sense of comfort and confidence in city council to the people of District 5 and all of El Paso.

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