|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 109th district
January 1, 2013 – May 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Steve Lindberg|
|Mayor of Marquette|
November 10, 2008 – November 13, 2012
|Preceded by||Tom Tourville|
|Succeeded by||Johnny DePetro|
May 14, 1969|
|Died||May 9, 2017
|Children||Shelby and Andrew|
|Website||Rep. John Kivela|
John Kivela (May 14, 1969 – May 9, 2017) was an American politician who served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2013 until his death in 2017, and as Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, from 2008 until 2012.
His family owned an automotive repair and distributor business in Marquette, Michigan.
Kivela was found dead on May 9, 2017, at a home he owned in Lansing, Michigan. He hanged himself. Hours earlier, he was released from jail following his second arrest for drunk driving. After his first arrest in 2015, he acknowledged he had a lifelong drinking problem and said he was seeking help.
- "Michigan Manual 2013-2014" (PDF). Michigan Legislature. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- MIRS Biographical Profiles-John Kivela
- "Death certificate confirms Kivela committed suicide", by Michael Gerstein, The Detroit News
- Egan, Paul; Gray, Kathleen; Haxel, Chris (May 9, 2017). "Lawmaker dies from apparent suicide after 2nd drunk driving arrest". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
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