Brian Johnson

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Brian Johnson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32A
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
This article is about the state representative. For the 2014 candidate in District 15B, see Brian Johnson (candidate).

Brian Johnson is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 32A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Public Safety Finance and Policy



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Paul Gammel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Brian Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Gammel in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Johnson Incumbent 57.5% 8,006
     Democratic Paul Gammel 42.4% 5,907
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 15
Total Votes 13,928


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 32A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Paul Gammel (D) and Paul Bergley (Constitution) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Johnson 51.4% 10,014
     Democratic Paul Gammel 44.2% 8,601
     Constitution Paul Bergley 4.4% 851
Total Votes 19,466

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $22,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Brian Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 32A Won $22,500
Grand Total Raised $22,500


Johnson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $22,500.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Johnson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,144
8th Congressional District Republican Party of Minnesota$2,000
Chisago County Republican Party of Minnesota$720
Roger Crawford House District 8B Committee$500
Niemi, Monte$500
Total Raised in 2012$22,500
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[7]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[11]


Johnson received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 22nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joyce Peppin (R)
Minnesota State House District 32A
Succeeded by