Debbie Johnson

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Debbie Johnson
Minnesota Senate District 49
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Small Business Owner
Debbie Johnson (b. October 19, 1957) was a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate. She was first elected in 2002 and most recently re-elected in November of 2006, her term expiring in 2010.

Johnson has a high school diploma and is a retail hardware store owner.

Johnson did not seek re-election to the Minnesota Senate in the fall of 2010. She announced her bid for the District 2 Anoka County Board seat in March.[1]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Johnson was a member of these committees:



Johnson was seeking re-election to District 49 but she did not earn the nomination at the party caucus in February 2010.[3] Instead, the Republican Party nominated Michelle Benson. Johnson abided by the party's nomination and did not run in the primary against Benson.


On November 7, 2006, Johnson won re-election to the 49th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Jerry Newton (DFL).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 49 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Johnson (R) 16,923 52.16%
Jerry Newton (DFL) 15,487 47.73%
Write-In 36 0.11%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Johnson collected $27,757 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $14,837
Belanger Volunteer Cmte $3,450
Senate District unreadable Lewis Peterson Treasurer $1,000
Senate District 49 $750
Kathleen & Craig Wylie $500

District 49

Johnson represented Minnesota Senate District 49. District 49 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Andover and Ham Lake[6].


Debbie is married to Wayne Johnson. They have two children and reside in Ham Lake, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 49
Succeeded by
Michelle Benson (R)