John Kulewicz seeks the opportunity to serve you on the Upper Arlington City Council because of the huge positive difference that the community can make in each of our lives. For John and his wife Maryline, Upper Arlington has been a city of beginnings. They started their lives together in UA as newlyweds thirty-two years ago. Their lives as homeowners began in UA. Their lives as parents began in UA. Their careers began their most important phases since they have been in UA. Their travels have all begun in UA. Their daily gratitude for the ongoing benefit of all of these experiences begins in UA.
John is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he majored in history, and Yale Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, John was a law clerk to Judge Gilbert S. Merritt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He started as an associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in 1981. John has been a partner at the firm since 1987. He specializes in litigation.
John has been active in service to the community. He has served as board president of the Columbus Zoo and Catholic Social Services, president of the Federal Bar Association (Columbus chapter), as an officer of the Ohio Historical Society board and as a member of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, and as a volunteer for many other community organizations. John is a member of St. Agatha Parish.
John is especially grateful to the people of Upper Arlington for the opportunities that they have made available to him in swimming. What started for John as a struggle to complete a few laps during the Early Bird Swim at the Tremont Pool in the summer of 2001 has led to swims across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Bosphorus, English Channel relays, swim crossings in the Sea of Galilee, the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in the world. It ultimately has been possible to undertake these challenges because our city has made facilities like our pools available and accessible to all those who want to maintain and improve their health and fitness.
Maryline and John have two adult children, Adam and Abigail, who they raised in Upper Arlington.