Meet the Candidates: John Shepp

During the countdown to the Nov. 6 local election, Patch is bringing you profiles of the candidates running for office in Sylvan Lake.

John Shepp

Note: Shepp is a write-in candidate.


I have an Associates Degree in Service Management from Schoolcraft College.I am working towards a Bachelors in Business Management from Phoenix University.

Professional background

I worked for almost 20 years in the automobile service industry my last position was as a Department Manager for a large auto dealership. I am now employed as the Warranty Department Manager for Michigan based automobile and commercial vehicle electrical supplier.

How long have you lived in town and where? Do
you live with family?

I have lived in Sylvan Lake with my wife for over 16 years, and my daughter and son-in-law live in Sylvan as well.

Explain why you're running for the city council

I have been involved with the city for many years, I have also served on the Property Tax Review Board as well as the City Council and have always enjoyed being involved with the city. I feel that I can bring some good ideas to the table and work with the present Council and city employees.

Could you share key points of your platform and any changes you'd like to make to accomplish your platform?

My platform is simple to keep our city what it has always been and what I feel it should remain. A beautiful, safe and friendly place to live. In the way of changes the big thing I want to accomplish is be able to get some of the needed updates and repairs done in the city.

What do you think are the biggest issues facing the city? How
would you handle them? 

I think from a concern standpoint we need be aware of what changes are happening around and outside the city, and be sure that we keep a visible police presence on our streets.


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