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Anthony Johnson (Pennsylvania)

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Anthony Johnson
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 180
Bachelor'sCheney State University, 1995
Master'sLa Salle University, 1999
Date of birth2/6/1969
Campaign website
Anthony Johnson (b. February 6, 1969) was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 180 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Johnson's professional experience includes working as CEO and Founder of Dream Field Academy, instructor at International University of Humanities and Social Sciences, instructor at Orleans Technical Institute, teaching assistant at Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale, freelance grant writer, instructor at Strawberry Mansion Community Beacon Program, instructor at Wordsworth Human Services, and adjunct professor at the Community College of Philadelphia. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Cheney State University in 1995 and his M.A. in Central and Eastern European Studies from La Salle University in 1999. Johnson is a PhD.D. candidate with a dissertation, "Constitutional Rights vs. Minority Religious Rights in Central/Eastern Europe."


Campaign themes

Johnson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • "Secure funding and push for neighborhood patrols."
  • "Address crime in the community by increasing police patrol, creating stricter penalties for drug dealers, pedophiles, and violent gangs."
  • "Provide more police/increase presence in our neighborhoods as well as build a positive relationship between residents and the police through a series of workshops and other activities."
  • "Provide the community with Literacy and GED programs."
  • "Partner with local food markets, pharmacies, and retail stores to hire residents that support these businesses as loyal customers to decrease unemployment and poverty."
  • "Obtain state/federal funding for existing quality and new grass root after school programs that is essential to the academic and social growth of our children."
  • "Re-implement extracurricular activities back into the public schools in our communities."
  • "Implement effective recreation centers in the communities."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 180. Johnson was defeated by incumbent Angel Cruz in the April 24 Democratic primary. [2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 180 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAngel Cruz Incumbent 54.4% 2,283
Jonathan Ramos 42.3% 1,774
Anthony Johnson 3.3% 140
Total Votes 4,197

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