John Lovick served as a State Trooper for 31 years and was named Trooper of the Year in 1992. He also served a total of 13 years in the United States Coast Guard, including time patrolling the waters off Alaska. Lovick was elected to the Mill Creek City Council in 1993, where he served as Mayor Pro Tem. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, where he served for nine years, including five as Speaker Pro Tem. He was appointed to the Senate in 2021.