Mayor John P. Howard was elected to Mayor of the City of Lancaster in February of 2016 after serving 33 years on the Lancaster City Council representing District 5.  He was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina and has been married to Karon Baucom Howard since 1969.  Mayor Howard has a daughter, Shelley Howard-Robinson and a son, Matthew Patrick Howard.  He has five grandchildren, Emilia Rose Robinson, Nora Ruth Robinson, Augustus Ryan Robinson, Owen Patrick Howard and Camden Matthew Howard.

Mayor Howard graduated from Lancaster High School, York Technical College (Industrial Electronics), Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and the Life Underwriters Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF).  He is a retired Sergeant First Class where he served with the SC National Guard for 21 years.  He served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Mayor Howard has been employed by Humana Insurance Company (formerly Kanawha) since 1988.

Mayor Howard is a member of Second Baptist and actively participates on a number of Committees and Boards.

1410 Powderhorn Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720