Mark Johnson (Oregon)

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Mark Johnson
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Oregon House of Representatives District 52
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, General Contracting Business
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Johnson is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 52. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Johnson is serving his second term on the Hood River County School Board and previously served as the chair for two years.

Biography

Johnson graduated from Whitworth College. His professional experience includes being the owner of Mark Johnson Construction Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency
Energy and Environment, Vice Chair
Higher Education and Workforce Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Johnson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:

A Fresh Perspective on Operating Government

  • Excerpt: "Mark is running for office because he believes that Salem’s priorities are backwards, its methods are wrong, and the results are dismal. As a long-time small business owner of the local community, and leader on the Hood River County School Board, Mark is ready to bring true leadership back to the Capitol."

Budgeting Government Like the Rest of Us

  • Excerpt: "Mark will take a different approach to meeting Oregon’s budget needs. Rather than finding revenue by raising taxes or fees, the automatic response of politicians must be to cut spending. Mark’s approach to budgeting will be to first freeze the growth of spending and rebuild the budget from the bottom up, focusing on the essentials that Oregonians value most."

Lowering the Burden on Job Creators

  • Excerpt: "Government should be in the business of creating an environment where bright ideas can become reality and Oregon’s economic potential can be realized. Our leaders should acknowledge that it is the private sector that will hire Oregonians and bring us out of this recession, not well funded government programs. Mark will bring his considerable experience in small business ownership to Salem and fight for a pro-business environment..."

Education—Oregon’s Number One Priority

  • Excerpt: "Mark believes education should be funded first, not last. The education budget should be held harmless during economic downturns. After working several years on a school board, he knows firsthand how education makes or breaks the future of our communities. "

Bi-partisan Leadership

  • Excerpt: "Mark will challenge the status quo of one-sided power politics. After years of working to find solutions out of diverse opinions on a county school board, he knows how to achieve common goals in spite of political disagreements."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Stephanie Nystrom was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson ran on the Independent party ticket and Nystrom ran on the Working Families Party ticket. Johnson defeated Nystrom in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 52. John was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Peter Nordbye (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Johnson Incumbent 51.7% 14,344
     Democratic Peter Nordbye 48.3% 13,407
Total Votes 27,751

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson defeated incumbent Suzanne VanOrman (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Oregon State House, District 52
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Johnson (R) 14,012
Suzanne VanOrman (D) 10,739

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $643,326 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[9]

Mark Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 52 Won $255,719
2010 Oregon State House, District 52 Won $387,607
Grand Total Raised $643,326

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $255,719.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Johnson's campaign in 2012
Promote Oregon Leadership$39,649
Associated General Contractors$11,500
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association$7,420
Oregon Soft Drink Association$7,000
Oregonians for Affordable Housing$5,600
Total Raised in 2012$255,719
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnson won election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $387,607.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Melodi, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne VanOrman (D)
Oregon House of Representatives District 52
2011–present
Succeeded by
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