Craig Johnson, Alaska Representative

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Craig Johnson
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Alaska House of Representatives District 21
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsNext election = November 4, 2014
Education
High schoolMiami High School, Oklahoma
Personal
BirthdayNovember 22, 1953
Place of birthKermit, TX
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Craig Johnson (b. November 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Johnson's professional experience includes working as a legislative aide from 1997-1999 and 2004-2006, a General Manager with the Alaska Journal of Commerce and Alaska Military Weekly and Vice President/General Manager for KYMG Radio.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources
Rules, Chair
Transportation
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism
Fisheries
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:[1]

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 49 - "An Act relating to the prohibition of the exercise of the power of eminent domain against a recreational structure for the purposes of developing a recreational facility or project."
  • HB 201 - "An Act relating to the expiration date of a concealed handgun permit."
  • HB 240 - "An Act allowing employers to apply tip credit to the state's minimum wage."[2]

Political courage tests

2008

Johnson's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:

  • 1. Getting a gas pipeline
  • 2. Strong Public Safety
  • 3. Better Roads
  • 4. Continue to invest in education[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Michael "Mike" Fenster was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 21 incumbent Craig W. Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fenster will face Johnson in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 21. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7] Johnson won re-election in the general election.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig W. Johnson Incumbent 63.2% 5,156
     Democratic Jodie S. Dominguez 36.6% 2,988
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 19
Total Votes 8,163

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson won re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[9] He defeated Jodie Dominguez in the November 2 general election.[10]

Alaska House of Representatives District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Johnson (R) 4,966
Jodie Dominguez (D) 2,652

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Johnson was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 28. Johnson (R) finished with 5,002 votes while his opponent Valeria Baffone (D) finished with 3,991 votes.[11] Johnson raised $65,980 for his campaign fund.[12]

Alaska House of Representatives District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Johnson (R) 5,002
Valerie Baffone (D) 3,991

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $223,870 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[13]

Craig Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 21 Won $48,200
2010 Alaska State House, District 28 Won $47,030
2008 Alaska State House, District 28 Won $65,980
2006 Alaska State House, District 28 Won $62,660
Grand Total Raised $223,870

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $48,200.
Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Johnson, Alaska Representative's campaign in 2012
Alaska State Medical Association$2,500
Public Safety Employees Association$2,000
Associated General Contractors of Alaska$1,500
Alaska Dental Society$1,250
Jansen, Jim$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$48,200
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnson won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $47,030.

2008

Johnson won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $65,980.

2006

Johnson won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $62,660.

Scorecards

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

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[14]

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

Johnson is a member of the Anchorage International Rotary, Better Business Bureau Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce Military Committee and District Chair of the RPA.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 21
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 28
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Chenault (R)