Kenyatta Johnson

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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pennsylvania State House District 186
Former officeholder
In office
2009 - 2011
Base salary79,613/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMansfield University, 1996
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, 2001
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Kenyatta Johnson was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 186. He resigned after being elected to the Philadelphia City Council in November 2011. House Speaker Sam Smith (R) initially maintained that he was legally prohibited from scheduling the special election until the state had established new legislative redistricting maps. However, on February 29, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the special election could not wait and set the April 24 date. The ruling also mandated elections to fill five other vacancies.[1]

Johnson earned his B.A. from Mansfield University in 1996. He went on to receive his MGA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He then graduated from the Governing for Non-Profit Excellence Program at Harvard University School of Business in 2005. His professional experience includes his work as a Civil Servant.

Johnson has served as Public Safety/Community Outreach Liaison for State Senator Anthony H. Williams and as Legislative Aide for Youth Development/Community Outreach for State Representative Harold James. In 2009, he joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson was appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson won re-election to the 186th District seat in 2010. He defeated Timothy Hannah and Dyheim Watson in the primary election, receiving 5,563 votes while Hannah and Watson received 744 and 401 votes respectively. Johnson defeated Republican Keith Todd in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Pennsylvania State House, District 186
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenyatta Johnson (D) 16,668 93.0%
Keith Todd (R) 1,254 7.0%


On November 4, 2008, Johnson won re-election to the 186th District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 25,932 votes running unopposed.[3]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 186
Candidates Votes Percent
Kenyatta Johnson (D) Green check mark transparent.png 25,932 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Johnson received $100,388 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenyatta Johnson's campaign in 2010
Students First$15,000
Williams For Govenor$12,000
Onorato For Governor$11,250
Laborers District Council$5,000
Citizens To Elect Dwight Evans For State Representative$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $100,388


Johnson is single.

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