John Yob grew up in politics attending state conventions, national conventions, and Republican National Committee meetings with this father, Chuck Yob. Chuck served as Republican National Committeeman for 19 years in Michigan. He was the Regional Political Director for President Ronald Reagan and State Co-Chairman for George H.W. Bush and George W Bush.
John Yob began his political life in college as Chairman of the Michigan Federation of College Republicans (MFCR). He rose in the organization to the level of General Chairman and Executive Director of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC). He returned to Michigan in 2000 to setup a computer and telephony integration (CATI) system that was purchased from consultants to President Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign. Yob used that system to gather data and recruit Precinct Delegates across the state of Michigan and build an army to compete in Michigan State Conventions.
He compiled an impressive record of 63-1 from 1998 to 2016 at contested Michigan State Conventions helping to elect Terri Lynn Land as Secretary of State, Mike Cox as Attorney General, Brian Calley as Lt Governor, Bill Schuette as Attorney General, Mitch Lyons/Melanie Foster as MSU Trustees, Ambassador Ron Weiser/Andrea Fischer Newman/Andrew Richner as University of Michigan Regents, and dozens of other elected officials and party officers.
He was the lead Michigan consultant for Rick Snyder’s upset victory in 2010 for Michigan Governor, and consulted on the re-election in 2014.
Yob has served on national campaigns including as National Political Director for John McCain, National Political Director for Rand Paul, and his service related companies do work for roughly 1000 campaigns across the country per cycle. Some of his more attention grabbing efforts included roles on the upset wins of Curt Clawson in Florida-19 and Ben Sasse in NE-US Senate.
He was the author of the highly successful book Chaos: The Outsiders Guide to a Contested Republican National Convention.
He is a big fan of the Grateful Dead, Phish, and other Jam Bands. He also enjoys Electronic Music on occasion.
He lives in St John, United States Virgin Islands with his awesome wife Erica and they have two children Cassidy Yob and AJ Yob.