|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B|
|2001 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||University of Saint Thomas|
|Birthday||March 25, 1954|
|Place of birth||Braham, Minnesota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Johnson earned his B.A. in Social Work from Bethel College, and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas. His professional experience includes working as a Caseworker in the Adult Workhouse of Ramsey County Community Corrections, Youth Caseworker for Boys Totem Town, and a Family Court Officer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Higher Education Finance and Policy|
|• Judiciary Finance and Policy|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries, Chair|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Regulatory Reform|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Civil Justice|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Public Safety Policy and Oversight|
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Sheldon Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Quinn was unopposed in the Republican primary.
Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 67B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated John Quinn (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sheldon Johnson Incumbent||76%||11,318|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B (2010)|
|Sheldon Johnson (DFL)||5,986||70.42%|
|Cheryl Golden-Black (R)||2,488||29.27%|
Johnson raised $22,736 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B (2008)|
|Sheldon Johnson (DFL)||10,142||71.41%|
|David Carlson (R)||4,011||28.24%|
Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $126,138 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Sheldon Johnson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 67B||$18,887|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 67B||$21,205|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 67B||$22,736|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 67B||$21,733|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 67B||$23,129|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 67B||$18,448|
|Grand Total Raised||$126,138|
2012Johnson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $18,887.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sheldon Johnson's campaign in 2012|
|Prairie Island Indian Community||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Teamsters Joint Council 32||$500|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,887|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Johnson received $21,205 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sheldon Johnson's campaign in 2010|
|Dorsey & Whitney||$500|
|Inter Faculty Organization||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Afscme Minnesota Council 5||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$21,205|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Sheldon Johnson's 2008 campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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Johnson has two children. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Community Design Center and Progressive Minnesota, and a member of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Johnson
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Johnson's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Johnson, Sheldon," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
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