Commissioner John Manning has been a resident of Lee County for more than 40 years with 25 years of public service experience. He and his wife have lived in Cape Coral since 1980, where they raised their two daughters.   John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He further studied Health Care Economics at Purdue University.

Commissioner John Manning is an experienced and proven leader. He served on the Cape Coral City Council from 1982 to 1986. In 1988, John was appointed to the Board of County Commissioners by Governor Robert Martinez. He made the decision to return to the private sector in 2000 after being a leader for many successful projects in Lee County. His dedication to the Florida Association of Counties was evident in his election as President in 1997. John was employed as a Corporate Benefit Consultant for many years. He was employed with Environmental Engineering Firm, Malcolm Pirnie from 2000-2011. In 2010, he returned to the Board of County Commissioners by Gubernatorial appointment.

Commissioner John Manning’s leadership provides the Lee County Board of County Commissioners with a clear direction for the future while seeking common ground on issues important to Lee County.

He supports:

  • A LEAN BUDGET that provides for a core level of services to our citizenry while re-thinking service delivery and is fiscally responsible to our taxpayers.
  • Policies that promote TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY.
  • STRENGTHENING the ECONOMY by creating an expanded Targeted Industries list and helping Lee County businesses to expand.
  • A strong LEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN that encourages community planning for the future, PRESERVING the character of our RURAL AREAS, PROMOTING URBAN infill, PROTECTING the DRGR areas and CONSERVATION of environmentally sensitive lands.
  • Development of an interconnected TRANSPORTATION PLAN that looks to future growth, while seeking alternatives to automobile-driven trips and pavement building.