John F. Mauro represents Polk County’s Fifth District which includes the majority of Des Moines’ south side, downtown and a portion of the inner city area. John previously served the citizens of PolkCounty for two consecutive terms after being elected in 1990. John served as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in 1993, 1996, 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
During John’s tenure he has served on many boards, some of which are as follows: City of Des Moines Fire and Police Pension Board, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Polk County Health Services, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Metro Waste Authority and Polk County Risk Management.
John is a native of Des Moines and was born and raised on the south side. He has been a self-employed businessman.