Doreen Johnson

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Doreen Wonda Johnson
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New Mexico House of Representatives, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 20, 2015 - present
Term ends
  December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarymount University
Personal
Place of birthCrownpoint, NM
ProfessionOwner of Wonda Johnson Consulting
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Doreen Wonda Johnson is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Johnson earned her B.A. from Marymount University in 2009. Her professional experience includes being the owner of Wonda Johnson Consulting since 2013, as an executive staff assistant for the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President from 2011 to 2013, as a convention & events director for the National Indian Education Assn. (NIEA) from 2004 to 2011 and as an intergovernmental liaison and consultant for special projects for the Arizona State Governor’s Office from 1992 to 2003.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Johnson's campaign website highlighted the following priorities:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Covering the basics in San Juan and McKinley counties: educational achievement, accessible healthcare and improved infrastructure."
  • Excerpt: "Enhancing longterm economic development and workforce opportunities so that families can enjoy a high quality of life."
  • Excerpt: "Maximizing resources to improve services for our elders and veterans."
  • Excerpt: "Celebrating New Mexico’s rich cultural diversity and rural way of life: farming, ranching, tourism, cultural arts and music."

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Doreen Johnson defeated Charles Long in the Democratic primary. Johnson defeated incumbent Sandra Jeff (D), who had been removed from the primary ballot and qualified as a write-in candidate, in the general election.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDoreen Johnson 86.3% 4,807
     Democratic Sandra Jeff Incumbent 13.7% 763
Total Votes 5,570

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Johnson's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Standing Rock Chapter of the Navajo Nation
  • Conservation Voters New Mexico
  • AFSCME Council 18
  • Vice-President Jonathan Perry, Becenti Chapter of the Navajo Nation
  • Vice-President Jay R Degroat, Mariano Lake Chapter of the Navajo Nation
  • Representative Gail Chasey, NM House
  • Jake Singer, President, Walk With Warriors & Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Quinton RomanNose, Fmr. Director, National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

Personal

Johnson competed in and won both Miss Indian Phoenix and Miss Indian America.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandra Jeff (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 5
2015-present
Succeeded by
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