|Utah State Auditor|
|July 1995 - January 7, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||June 26, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Utah State University|
|Years of service||1969 - 1973|
|Place of birth||Utah|
Utah Auditor (1995-2013)
Johnson served as Utah state auditor from 1995 until 2013. He was succeeded on January 7, 2013 by fellow Republican John Dougall, a former state lawmaker, who thwarted Johnson's bid for re-election in the primary on June 26, 2012 and ultimately won election on November 6, 2012.
Johnson ran for re-election in 2012. He was defeated by state Rep. John Dougall in the Republican primary on June 26.
At the State Republican Party convention Johnson received 55 percent of delegate support to Dougall's 45 percent. Since neither candidate received the necessary 60 percent, they proceeded to a primary.
|Utah Auditor, Republican Primary, 2012|
On his website, Johnson listed the following endorsements:
- Utah Attorney General Mark L. Shurtleff
- Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter
- Former Utah state auditor/Utah Lieutenant Governor W. Val Oveson
- Executive Director of Utah Association of CPAs Michelle McGaughey
- Utah County Treasurer Robert Kirk
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|Auston Johnson's Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,743 (Democrat)|
|Top 5 contributors||ORRIN PAC||$1,000|
Born and raised in Utah, Johnson and his wife, Mary, have three sons and three grandchildren. He served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973.
| Succeeded by|
John Dougall (R)