Bert Johnson

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Bert Johnson
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Michigan State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Websites
Office website
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Bert Johnson is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Johnson served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 5.

Early in 2014, Johnson announced that he would seek election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Michigan.[1] However, on April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he would instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.

Biography

Johnson graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He studied Criminology and Security Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. His professional experience includes working as an office manager at his family's law firm and as Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Health Policy
Redistricting
Regulatory Reform, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

State Senate

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 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 April 22, 2014. Incumbent Bert Johnson defeated Georgia Lemmons, Taras Nykoriak and John Olumba in the Democratic primary. Mark Price was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson, Price and Jeff Hall (I) face off in the general election.[2][3][4]

Michigan State Senate, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBert Johnson Incumbent 63% 10,407
John Olumba 22.2% 3,663
Georgia Lemmons 10.5% 1,733
Taras Nykoriak 4.4% 721
Total Votes 16,524

U.S. House

See also: Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson planned to run in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 14th District.[5] On April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he was dropping out of the race and will instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.[6]

2012

See also: Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 13th District. He was defeated by incumbent John Conyers, Jr. in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. 55.4% 38,371
Glenn Anderson 18.2% 12,586
Shanelle Jackson 12.6% 8,708
Bert Johnson 10% 6,928
John Goci 3.8% 2,664
Total Votes 69,257

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Johnson won election to the 2nd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Don Chouinard in the November 2 general election.[8]

Michigan State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 34,858
John Chouinard (R) 17,459

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[9]

Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.[10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 25,595

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $152,060 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[11]

Bert Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $18,180
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 2 Won $45,900
2008 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $47,677
2006 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $40,303
Grand Total Raised $152,060

2012

Johnson was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $18,180.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bert Johnson's campaign in 2012
Dte Energy$3,700
CMS Energy$1,700
AFSCME$1,000
Huizenga, J.C.$1,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$900
Total Raised in 2012$18,180
Source:Follow the Money

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Johnson's reports.[12]

Bert Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]March 31, 2012$5,799.66$49,070.00$(13,466.18)$41,403.48
Running totals
$49,070$(13,466.18)

2010

Johnson won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $45,900.

2008

Johnson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $47,677.

2006

Johnson won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $40,303.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[14]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bert Johnson received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[14]

Personal

Johnson has three children.

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