John McKibbin, American politician, Died at 69

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John S. McKibbin was born on January 20, 1947, and died on March 23, 2016.

He was an American Democratic politician and businessman in the state of Washington.

He relocated to Clark County, Washington in 1969, and started his career as a teacher at Columbia River High School.

McKibbin was elected to the Washington House of Representatives from the 49th district in 1974, and in 1978 was elected a Clark County Commissioner with 71 percent of the vote.

John S. McKibbin ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1988 from Washington’s 3rd congressional district, coming in second place behind state representative Jolene Unsoeld.

McKibbin received 26.6% of the vote.

In 1990 McKibbin retired from politics and worked as a real estate investor and developer, being appointed the president of Identity Clark County in April 2014.

In 2003, he became the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and served in that position for three years.

He was married to wife Nancy for 44 years, and had two daughters.

The McKibbins family attended First Evangelical Church in Vancouver, Washington.

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