BioElected to Nebraska Legislature- 2006; re-elected 2010
Born Oct. 2, 1938, in North Platte.
Education- Graduate of Sumner High School, 1956; Kearney State College, (B.S.), 1959; University of Nebraska (J.D.), 1963.
Family- Married Janet L. Hyde, June 14, 1964; three children- John, Jr., Jeffrey and Jill.
Occupation- Attorney, Wightman & Wightman Law Office.
Member- Dawson Area Development Board of Directors; Lexington Community Foundation (director); Dawson County Bar Association (president); Nebraska Bar Association; Nebraska Bar Foundation; Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
Former member- United Methodist Church (lay leader, financial chairman); Lexington Planning Commission; Lexington City Council; Lexington Council of Economic Development (director).