John R. Hanna is an attorney and serves as Government Affairs Director/Special Counsel, for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters as of March 2014. Previously, he served as General Counsel for the California Department of Business Oversight and General Counsel to the California Department of Corporations. He was appointed to the Board in January 1998 and has served as an elected member representing Trustee Area 2 for the past 19 years. He currently serves as chairperson of the Board Legislative Committee and a member of the Board Policy Committee.
Hanna, a resident of Orange, received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.
He is active in civic and community affairs. Hanna is currently a member of the Community College League of California Advisory Committee on Legislation. Most recently, he was appointed to the Metropolitan Water District's Blue Ribbon Committee to help the region meet its long-term water needs.
In the past, he has served on the planning commission and personnel board for the City of Santa Ana, and the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transportation Service Agency and the St. Joseph Ballet Company.
He and his wife, Cynthia, and their children Caitlin, Caroline, Jocko, Janelle, John Patrick, Kelly and Kiera are members of Holy Family Cathedral Parish in Orange.
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