Craig Johnson (New York)
|New York State Senate, District 7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Nassau County Legislature|
|2000 - 2007|
Johnson was a Legislator for the Nassau County Legislature from 2000 to 2007.
Johnson's professional experience includes working as an attorney.
While a member of the New York State Senate, Johnson served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, New York State Senate
- Health Committee, New York State Senate
- Insurance Committee, New York State Senate
- Investigations and Government Operations Committee, New York State Senate
- Local Government Committee, New York State Senate
- Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
Johnson's campaign website detailed several main issues:
- Tax Relief: "In the State Senate, Johnson, 39, has fought to provide real tax relief to those who needed it the most, control spending and reduce unfunded mandates on local governments and schools, and tackled the burgeoning foreclosure crisis on Long Island."
- National Security: "He also was the first lawmaker in the New York to push for state pension funds to be divested from companies that conduct business with the Iranian government. The State Comptroller has since adopted this socially responsible divestment strategy that will ensure that none of New York's money will go towards funding this extremist regime."
- MTA/LIRR Reform: "Senator Johnson has also been a tireless advocate for Mainline communities and joined many residents in their opposition to the MTA/ LIRR's controversial Third Track expansion project. He is also the author of the Main Line Community Empowerment Act, which would only allow the project to move forward after two thirds of the host towns and villages approved it."
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010
Johnson lost to Jack Martins (R) in the general election on November 2. The election was challenged and went under a recount, but eventually, Martins was declared winner as the Appeals court backed his victory.
|New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 7 (2010)|
|Jack Martins (R)||42,942|
|Craig Johnson (D)||42,491|
- See also: New York State Senate elections, 2008
On November 4, 2008, Craig Johnson won the election for New York State Senate, District 7 with 68,172 votes.
|New York State Senate, District 7 (2008)|
|Craig Johnson (D)||68,172|
|Barbara C. Donno (R)||52,124|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Craig Johnson's 2008 campaign.
|Stuart M. Johnson||$52,044|
|Craig M. Johnson||$20,000|
|Harras Bloom & Archer||$13,750|
|Adjunct Faculty Association at Nassau Community College||$10,500|
|Duffy Duffy & Burdo||$10,000|
Johnson and his wife, Liz, have two children.
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- New York State Senate
- Senate Committees
- New York State Legislature
- New York state legislative districts
- Official New York State Senate website
- Craig Johnson on Twitter
- Craig Johnson on YouTube
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Craig Johnson," accessed December 19, 2014
- Newsday, "Appeals court backs Martins State Senate win," December 20, 2010
- New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 14, 2010," accessed July 31, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Report on Craig's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Primary results from September 9, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
- New York State Board of Elections, "Official Senate Election Returns November 4, 2008," accessed July 31, 2014
|New York Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
Jack Martins (R)