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Councilman Tanks first term in office, and he represents District 1 Place 1. Councilman Tanks has lived in warrior for over 20 years and has been married to his wife Erica for 22 years. They have two adult children Jonderic and Azia.


While attending the University of Alabama on a football scholarship, John graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduating, he worked for the Birmingham Police Department for 20 years, assigned to the West Precinct, Burglary, Robbery, and Homicide Units.  John was also a supervisor at the North Precinct and Sex Crimes, Assault, Sex Offender, and Homicide Units. Since retiring from Birmingham Police Department, he currently works for Fultondale Police Department.


In his spare time, John enjoys everything outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and helping neighbors.

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