Education: In 1988 John Power got his Bachelor's in Public Relations from the University of Florida’s School of Journalism. Later, in 1997 he got his Master's in Real Estate Valuation and Urban Analysis from the University of Florida. Additionally, in 2011 he got a certification in public management from Florida State University.
Work Experience: Power started his career in November 1990 as a Tax Roll Analyst/Appraiser at the Alachua County Property Appraiser, where he worked for ten years and three months until January 2001. Following that, he held the position of Chief Deputy Tax Collector at the Alachua County Tax Collector's office from January 2001 to November 2014, accumulating a total of 13 years and 11 months in this role. Since November 2014, John Power has been serving as the Tax Collector for Alachua County, a position he has held for eight years and seven months. In addition to his county-level responsibilities, he also served as the President of the Florida Tax Collector Association from September 2020 to August 2021.
Volunteer Experience: Since January 2016, he has been a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of North Central Florida, where he has contributed seven years and five months. Additionally, since February 2018, John Power has also served on the Board of Directors for Radiant Credit Union for five years and four months. Within his involvement with the United Way of North Central Florida, he has also participated in the Finance Committee. Before these roles, he served on the Board of Directors for 1st Credit Union of Gainesville from March 2005 to March 2017, totaling 12 years and one month.
Licenses and Certifications: Power received a Certified Florida Collectors License from the Florida Department of Revenue in November 2014.
Political Party: Democrat.