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Clark Johnson

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Clark Johnson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A
In office
February 18, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Clark Johnson is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 19A. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 12, 2013.

Committee assignments


Following his election, Johnson served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Health and Human Services Policy
Transportation Finance



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Clark Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kim Spears was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Spears in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClark Johnson Incumbent 54.1% 7,458
     Republican Kim Spears 45.8% 6,313
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 20
Total Votes 13,791


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Johnson won election in the special election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 19A. The seat was vacant following Terry Morrow's (D) resignation in order to accept a job in Chicago as legislative director at the Uniform Law Commission. Morrow announced that he would be resigning his seat, which he won re-election to on November 6, 2012, on January 7, 2013. Johnson defeated Peter Strand, Robin Courrier and Karl Johnson in the Democratic primary on January 29. Johnson was endorsed by the party convention, but due to the late timing of the convention, all four candidates were still in the primary.[4][5][6] Johnson defeated Allen Quist (R) and Tim Gieseke (I) in the special election on February 12, 2013.[7][8][9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClark Johnson 53.7% 2,680
     Republican Allen Quist 36.1% 1,801
     Independence Tim Gieseke 10.2% 511
Total Votes 4,992


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[10]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[14]


Johnson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 109th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

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Preceded by
Bruce Anderson (R)
Minnesota State House District 19A
Succeeded by