Brenda J. Johnson
|Brenda J. Johnson|
|Former candidate for|
|Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 6, 2014|
|Chesapeake School Board|
|High school||Oscar Smith High School|
Johnson earned her high school diploma from Oscar Smith High School. She worked as a merchandiser with Revlon prior to her retirement. Johnson has served on boards for the Oscar Smith Middle School PTO, South Norfolk Revitalization Commission and South Norfolk Civic League. She and her husband, Gerald, have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Brenda J. Johnson sought election to an at-large seat against incumbents Christie Craig, Harry A. Murphy and Michael J. Woods and six challengers during the general election on May 10, 2014. Board members Bonita Billingsley Harris and Ann R. Wiggins did not file for re-election by the March 4, 2014 deadline.
|Chesapeake Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Christie Craig Incumbent||12.3%||8,275|
|Nonpartisan||Colleen C. Leary||12.3%||8,261|
|Nonpartisan||Harry A. Murphy Incumbent||11.4%||7,698|
|Nonpartisan||Michael J. Woods Incumbent||11%||7,388|
|Nonpartisan||Louis J. Tayon, Jr.||10%||6,748|
|Nonpartisan||Brenda J. Johnson||10%||6,716|
|Nonpartisan||Les Smith, Jr.||9.7%||6,543|
|Nonpartisan||Kimberly S. Hobbs||8.2%||5,525|
|Nonpartisan||Michael David Brown||7.7%||5,188|
|Nonpartisan||Wilford A. Clark, Jr.||7.3%||4,892|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "Official Results - General and Special Elections - May 6, 2014," May 6, 2014|
Johnson did not report any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections ahead of the election.
Johnson received the endorsement of the Chesapeake Democratic Committee on March 14, 2014.
Johnson placed fifth in the May 1, 2012 general election and lost her re-election bid.
About the district
- See also: Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4 percent of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 34.7 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3 percent compared to 11.1 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Brenda J. Johnson for Chesapeake School Board, "Bio," accessed March 12, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014
- The Virginian-Pilot, "Chesapeake Democrats announce endorsements," March 14, 2014
- 'The Virginian-Pilot, "GOP-backed slate sweeps Chesapeake School Board," May 1, 2012
- United States Census Bureau, "Chesapeake, Virginia," accessed February 11, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed May 1, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "Election Results," accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Chesapeake Public Schools Elections|
|Election date:||May 6, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Michael David Brown • Wilford A. Clark, Jr. • Christie Craig • Kimberly S. Hobbs • Brenda J. Johnson • Colleen C. Leary • Harry A. Murphy • Les Smith, Jr. • Louis J. Tayon, Jr. • Michael J. Woods|
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|