John Hancock

City Council
Title: Second Ward Councilman
Phone: 419-980-2200
John Hancock

Service Dates

January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027

About John Hancock

Second Ward Councilman, John R. Hancock, is a recent graduate of Defiance College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He graduated from Tinora High School, completed Supervision and Team-Based Management Certificate programs at Owens Community College, and earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting as well as his real estate coursework certification from Northwest State Community College.

Currently, John is a licensed realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and drives school bus for Defiance City Schools.  Prior to pursuing his real estate licenses he was employed by Sauder Woodworking Archbold for 17 years where he worked his way from general labor to supervision.

John is a member of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, National, State of Ohio and Northwest Ohio Realtor Organizations, Knights of Columbus Local 1039, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2094, Defiance Area Fish and Game Club, and Ohio Association of Public Service Employees (OAPSE) Local 009.

John and his wife of thirty years, Lisa Crumit-Hancock, have two children, Katherine and William.  John enjoys outdoor activities, watching local sports and spending time with his family.

John has served on Defiance City Council since 2014 with the following elected position:

  • Elected 2020 – present Ward II
  • Appointed 2018 – 2019 Ward II
  • Elected 2014 – 2017 At-Large

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