John R. King

Town Council
Title: Council Member

John R. King is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. John grew up working in a small family business, The Donut King. The business was John King

begun by his Italian immigrant grandfather Tom as a way to get out of the Iowa Coal Mines. John's dad Ray took over the business when Tom had a heart attack. John, along with his mother Rosemary, ran the business after Ray became ill and later died from cancer. Eventually they closed the 50+ year enterprise.

John then moved into radio, becoming an OnAir personality for a number of stations in the Des Moines area. It is there that John met his best friend and wife, Chris.

After a decade in radio, John transitioned to working for a Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) in numerous customer service departments.  

John and Chris had often visited Fort Myers Beach for vacation. In November of 2020 they purchased a condo and became full time residents in April 2021. John became a member of the Island's End Condo Association Board of Directors.

John and Chris are thrilled to be a part of the great Fort Myers Beach community.


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