John Tuma

JOHN TUMA’s career began as an attorney for a firm in the Northfield, Minnesota area. In 1991, he opened his own solo practice and his wife Wendy stepped in to assist him. In 1994, John entered the political arena when he was elected State Representative for their district and served in office for four consecutive terms. As a Representative, John had the honor of chairing the Crime Prevention Committee and was one of the chief authors of the state’s terrorist bill which was developed as a result of the September 11 terrorist attack. In 2002, John made the choice to retire from his legislative position in order to spend more time with his family. It was then that John and Wendy started Tuma Consulting Corporation, a legislative consultant business. In 2015, Governor Mark Dayton appointed John to the Public Utilities Commission. The desire to give their children a biblical foundation, their need for a flexible schedule in order to be able to spend time together as a family, as well as the desire to be very involved in what their children were learning led them to homeschool their children. The Tumas have also been blessed with many friends who homeschool their children and the influence of those families over the years encouraged them in their homeschool journey. Both of their children are now college graduates. John and Wendy served on the MÂCHÉ Board for thirteen years before retiring from the board in 2016.