Craig Johnson (New York)

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Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson.jpg
New York State Senate, District 7
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Nassau County Legislature
2000 - 2007
Craig Johnson is a former Democratic member of the New York State Senate, representing District 7 from a special election in 2007 to 2011.

Johnson was a Legislator for the Nassau County Legislature from 2000 to 2007.


Johnson's professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New York State Senate, Johnson served on the following committees:


Campaign themes

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.[2][3][4]

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png 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.

Johnson raised $903,024 for his campaign.[5][6][7]

New York State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Johnson (D) 68,172
Barbara C. Donno (R) 52,124

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Craig Johnson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
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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Political offices
Preceded by
New York Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Jack Martins (R)