John Noel
John Noel was raised on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. He attended University School of Nashville and graduated from nearby Brentwood High School. He attended Lake Forest College just north of Chicago and during a summer break interned at the Nashville Tennessean newspaper as a general assignment reporter. After fellow Tennessean Al Gore's selection to be the Vice-Presidential candidate in the campaign of 1992 he took a semester off to work as a campaign aide to Tipper Gore at the Little Rock Headquarters for Clinton-Gore. After the inauguration, John spent his Spring term studying abroad in London, England. He graduated in 1994 from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL with a Bachelor degree in History and went to work for then Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen’s campaign for Governor. Later he traveled abroad and settled in Atlanta just prior to the 1996 Olympics.
From a young age, John recognized the importance of the environment. Wanting his career to be a catalyst for positive environmental change, John started work for a energy efficient lighting retrofit company. In 1999, John struck out on his own and founded Energy and Environment LLC,, an energy efficiency consulting and contracting company. John’s firm specializes making businesses and homes "greener" by providing a full menu of environmentally-friendly options. E & E, consults on Energy Efficiency measures such as LEED and EnergyStar for Homes and Businesses. E & E conducts energy assessments, installs high efficiency spray foam insulation, porous "green" pavement and green roof products, and continues a core business doing lighting retrofits of commercial, industrial, and military facilities across the country.
John purchased and renovated a historic home in the northwest Atlanta neighborhood of Riverside (Fulton County), and became involved with the fledgling neighborhood association, eventually becoming its president. Seeing a lack of assistance and leadership at the state level in his area, John decided to stand for election as the representative from the 44th GA House district. In a major upset of a 30-year incumbent, in 2002 John was elected to the Georgia Legislature.
John enjoys running, biking, tennis, water and snow skiing. John is 36, single and currently claims only one dependent, a seven year old chocolate Labrador retriever named Monk. John attends Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
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