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John is a graduate of Indiana University, and knows how Monroe County’s vibrant diversity has helped it thrive. John will listen and work across the 40th district with lifelong and new citizens, community leaders, and students to make sure all Hoosiers have the advocate they need at the Statehouse to protect the unique character of the place we call home.

John is a public servant with a variety of experience in state and federal government, politics, community and workforce development and higher education. John has also served as a precinct committee person and as Vice Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party. He strongly believes in service to community, and is a past member of Bloomington Rotary, the Bloomington Board of Zoning Appeals and is a graduate and distinguished alumni awardee of Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County.


John served in the administration of Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon as a Program Manager at the Indiana Department of Commerce and then joined the campaign to re-elect Governor O’Bannon. Following the campaign, John served as Deputy Communications and Planning Director in the Governor’s Office and stayed in the Governor’s office following Governor O’Bannon’s passing working for Governor Joe Kernan.

Following his service in state government, Zody served as District Director and then as Chief of Staff to Congressman Baron Hill of Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District which encompasses Bloomington.

He currently serves as an Alumni Board member at the IU O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he is also an Adjunct Instructor.


John is a seventh-generation Hoosier and lives in Monroe County with his wife, two children and their dog.



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