After graduating from high school, Johnny went on to San Jose State University to earn his degree in Business Management and Communication. He used his education, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to start his own company, Western Benefit Solutions, where he was the former CEO. Johnny was also a financial advisor and personally managed over 200 individual and business accounts. In 2017, Johnny was recognized by the Silicon Valley Organization as San Jose's business advocate of the year.
Johnny is a devoted family man and 17 year resident of District 10. He and his wife, Juliana, have made their home in Almaden with their two sons, Constantine and Alexander. Johnny and his family love spending their free time out in nature, enjoying the beauty of the Almaden and Santa Teresa Foothills.
Johnny has been dedicated to attending all of the neighborhood and community associations meetings in the District, as well as volunteering his time with organizations like Almaden Cares, Almaden Kiwanis, his sons' Boy Scout troop and the Martin Fontana Parks Association. Johnny is also the former chair of the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and the San Jose Small Business Development Commission.
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Johnny was first elected to the San Jose City Council in November 2012 and took office January 1, 2013. Councilmember Khamis represents the Almaden Valley and Blossom Hill areas of South San Jose. He has a strong commitment to fiscal responsibility and has been actively engaged in improving public safety, making it easier for individuals and companies to do business in San Jose, growing the San Jose economy, and keeping San Jose a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
Johnny was born in Beirut, Lebanon and, as a child, immigrated to the United States with his family. Johnny spent most of his childhood in the City of San José and fondly remembers the orchards that stretched over so much of the City. From George Minor Elementary School to Leonard Herman Middle and on to Oak Grove High School, Johnny spent much of his youth exploring San Jose on his bicycle, going to the movies or swimming at the Oak Grove pool.