About

JOHN KADLIC

“Integrity, Competence, and the Experience to do the Job Right.”

I was born on Oct. 15, 1947, in Gloversville, N.Y. and grew up in Johnstown, N.Y. (Johnstown did not have a hospital at that time). My parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia). My father came to the U.S. right after WWI and my mother before WWII. They met at a church dance. Because my father was heading off to the Philippines to fight the Japanese, they waited until after the war to marry. Both of them were naturalized U.S. citizens. Both had about an eighth-grade education. They worked in various jobs, mostly in the leather industry and glove factories. I have one younger brother, now deceased, and a younger sister who still lives in Johnstown.

Although my parents wanted all three of us to get a higher education, I am the only one who did. I am the first in my family to graduate from high school, college and law school. My mother wanted me to be a teacher, but I wanted to be a lawyer. I started college at Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee (now the University of Memphis). I was there for three years. I was there in April of 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King was killed there. He had come there twice in support of the garbage collectors who were on strike. It was after the second march that he was killed. I still remember that time well. Because I had switched my major five times in the first six semesters, I was not going to graduate for another two years so I transferred to Henderson State College (now Henderson State University) where I was able to take a ton of credits and graduate within a year.

After graduation from college, I worked for a year in New York City as an insurance adjuster before going to law school at the University of North Dakota. I went there because the cost to go there was low. I was able to go both to college and law school because I was able to get student loans and by working sixty hours a week in the summer in the mills back home. After law school, I worked for a short time as a VISTA volunteer lawyer in Peekskill, N.Y. before my brother invited me out to Las Vegas in 1974. I came out to Nevada, liked it here and made it my home.

JOHN KADLIC

“Integrity, Competence, and the Experience to do the Job Right.”

I was born on Oct. 15, 1947, in Gloversville, N.Y. and grew up in Johnstown, N.Y. (Johnstown did not have a hospital at that time). My parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia). My father came to the U.S. right after WWI and my mother before WWII. They met at a church dance. Because my father was heading off to the Philippines to fight the Japanese, they waited until after the war to marry. Both of them were naturalized U.S. citizens. Both had about an eighth-grade education. They worked in various jobs, mostly in the leather industry and glove factories. I have one younger brother, now deceased, and a younger sister who still lives in Johnstown.

Although my parents wanted all three of us to get a higher education, I am the only one who did. I am the first in my family to graduate from high school, college and law school. My mother wanted me to be a teacher, but I wanted to be a lawyer. I started college at Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee (now the University of Memphis). I was there for three years. I was there in April of 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King was killed there. He had come there twice in support of the garbage collectors who were on strike. It was after the second march that he was killed. I still remember that time well. Because I had switched my major five times in the first six semesters, I was not going to graduate for another two years so I transferred to Henderson State College (now Henderson State University) where I was able to take a ton of credits and graduate within a year.

After graduation from college, I worked for a year in New York City as an insurance adjuster before going to law school at the University of North Dakota. I went there because the cost to go there was low. I was able to go both to college and law school because I was able to get student loans and by working sixty hours a week in the summer in the mills back home. After law school, I worked for a short time as a VISTA volunteer lawyer in Peekskill, N.Y. before my brother invited me out to Las Vegas in 1974. I came out to Nevada, liked it here and made it my home.

“I look forward to the challenges of being City Attorney again. I look forward to seeing that the City receives the best possible legal advice at a time when they are growing.”

John Kadlic

EXPERIENCE You Can TRUST To Lead The City Attorney’s Office

John was previously Deputy District Attorney in three counties. In 1982, John was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (now called Judges of the Justice Court), elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1988 and 1992. John finished his public service career in December of 2000 and retired from public life for the first time. John ran a private practice until 2006 when he decided to return to public life and run for Reno City Attorney. John won that election and was re-elected unopposed in 2010. After the second term, John retired from office until this year when he made a decision to return for re-election. After seeing what his successor has done to the office, he decided to return to public life for the third time and run again.

EXPERIENCE You Can TRUST To Lead The City Attorney’s Office

John was previously Deputy District Attorney in three counties. In 1982, John was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (now called Judges of the Justice Court), elected in 1984 and re-elected in 1988 and 1992. John finished his public service career in December of 2000 and retired from public life for the first time. John ran a private practice until 2006 when he decided to return to public life and run for Reno City Attorney. John won that election and was re-elected unopposed in 2010. After the second term, John retired from office until this year when he made a decision to return for re-election. After seeing what his successor has done to the office, he decided to return to public life for the third time and run again.