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|Name = Bert Johnson
 
|Name = Bert Johnson
|Profile picture =Bert Johnson.jpg
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|Profile picture = Bert Johnson.jpg
|Position = Michigan State Senate District 2
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 2
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure =[[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - present
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|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - Present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Political party = Democratic
 
|Political party = Democratic
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|Leadership 5 =
 
|Leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
 
|Years leadership 5 =
|Base salary = $71,865/year
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|Base salary = $71,685/year  
|Per diem =$10,800/year
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|Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election =  
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|Last election = [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
|First elected =[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|First elected = November 2, 2010
|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
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|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
|Prior office =[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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|Prior office =
|Prior office years =2005 – 2010
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|Prior office 2 =
 
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|High school =
 
|High school =
 
|Associate's =
 
|Associate's =
|Bachelor's =University of Detroit, Mercy
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|Master's =
 
|Master's =
 
|J.D. =
 
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|M.D. =
 
|Other =
 
|Other =
|Military =  
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|Military 2 =
 
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|Citations =
 
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|Birthday =October 20, 1973
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|Place of birth =Detroit, Michigan
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|Profession =  
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|Religion =Baptist
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|Office website =http://www.senate.mi.gov/dem/johnson/
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|Campaign website =
 
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|Personal website =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bert Johnson''' (b. October 20, 1973) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Bert served two terms in the [[Michigan House of Representatives|Michigan House]], representing District 5. During his time in the House, Bert served as Chair of the [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform Committee]].
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{{tnr}}'''Bert Johnson''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Johnson served two terms in the [[Michigan House of Representatives|Michigan House]], representing District 5. He was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Michigan]].
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==Biography==
  
 
Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.
 
Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.
  
Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.
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Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Appropriations
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|Committee2 = Health Policy
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|Committee3 = Redistricting
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|Committee4 = Regulatory Reform
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
* [[Appropriation Committee, Michigan State Senate|Appropriations]]
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* [[Redistricting Committee, Michigan State Senate|Redistricting]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan State Senate|Regulatory Reform]], Vice Chair
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|Collapse= Yes
* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
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|State = Michigan
* Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
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|year = 2011
* Subcommittee on Judiciary, Vice Chair
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|Chamber = State Senate
* Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair
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|Committee1 = Appropriation
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|Committee2 = Redistricting  
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|Committee3 = Regulatory Reform  
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|Chair3 = Vice-chair
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]] (Chair)
 
* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
 
* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
 
* [[Public Employee Health Care Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives| Public Employee Health Care Reform]]
 
  
==Issues==
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{{Committee Assignments
===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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|State = Michigan
* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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|year = 2009
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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|Chamber = State Senate
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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|Committee1 = Regulatory Reform
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12537 Right to Work], Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
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|Chair1 = Chair
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12487 Dept. of State Cost-Saving], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
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|Committee2 = Banking and Financial Services
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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|Committee3 = Energy and Technology
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 Home Court Disadvantage], Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
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|Committee4 = Health Policy
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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|Committee5 = Public Employee Health Care Reform
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act], Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 Balancing Act 2], Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 Left Behind], Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10871 First Class Schools],  Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10574 Secret Ballot], Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10576 Property Taxes Assaulted Again], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10493 Sneak Attack], Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations], Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
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===More Voting Record Details===
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*List of all of Bert Johnson’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10876&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
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*List of Bert Johnson’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10876&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 98 missed roll-call votes]
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Johnson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2012|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]]. He was defeated by incumbent [[John Conyers, Jr.]] in August 7 the Democratic primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_US_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press primary results]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=  Michigan's 13th Congressional District
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 =John Conyers, Jr.
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 =Glenn Anderson
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|candidate3 =Shanelle Jackson
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|candidate4 =Bert Johnson
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|candidate5 =John Goci
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|votes1 =38371
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|votes2 =12586
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|votes3 =8708
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|votes4 =6928
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|votes5 =2664
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}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
Johnson won election to the 2nd District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Republican Don Chouinard in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races]</ref>
 
Johnson won election to the 2nd District of the [[Michigan State Senate]] in 2010.  He defeated Republican Don Chouinard in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/10GENall.html Official Election Results from 2010 State Senate races]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Johnson
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|Full name=Bert Johnson
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|year=2006
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|Editdate= May 28, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=8472 ''Follow the Money'', "Johnson, Bert." Retrieved May 28, 2013.]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=18180
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|result2012=N/A
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|office2012=Michigan State Senate, District 2
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|totalraised2010=45900
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|Michigan State Senate, District 2]]
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|totalraised2008=47677
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 5]]
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|totalraised2006=40303
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2006|Michigan State House, District 5]]
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}}
  
In 2010, Johnson raised $45,900 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Johnson
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|full Name = Bert Johnson
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134956
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 18180
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|org1 = Dte Energy  
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|org2 = CMS Energy
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|org3 = AFSCME
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|org4 = Huizenga, J.C.
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|org5 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|orgamount1 = 3700
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|orgamount2 = 1700
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 900
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors were:
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Johnson's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2MI13113 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bert Johnson's Summary Report," Accessed July 2, 2012]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Bert Johnson (2012)
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|Political Party = Democratic
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/258/12951577258/12951577258.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bert Johnson April Quarterly," Accessed July 2, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 5799.66
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|Total Contributions 1 = 49070.00
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|Expenditures 1= 13466.18
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 41403.48
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|Report 2 =
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|Date 2 =
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|Beginning Balance 2 =
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|Total Contributions 2 =
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|Expenditures 2=
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|Cash on Hand 2 =
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===2010===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2010
| Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|name = Johnson
| Align="Right" | $5,300
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|full Name = Bert Johnson
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125740
| Capitol Affairs
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|office= Michigan State Senate
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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|new = yes
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Invest In Michigan PAC
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|total raised = 45900
| Align="Right" | $5,000
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|org1 = Michigan Association Of Realtors
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|org2 = Capitol Affairs
| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org3 = Invest In Michigan PAC
| Align="Right" | $4,000
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|org4 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org5 = SEIU Healthcare Michigan Local PAC
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|orgamount1 = 5300
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 4000
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|orgamount5 = 2500
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Bert Johnson collected $47,677 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 2008 contributors to Bert Johnson]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Johnson
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|full Name = Bert Johnson
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 47677
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
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|org3 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|org5 = AT&T
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|orgamount1 = 3795
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|orgamount2 = 3000
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|orgamount3 = 1900
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|orgamount4 = 1900
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|orgamount5 = 1382
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|}}
  
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:  
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Johnson
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|full Name = Bert Johnson
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90311
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 40303
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|org1 = Johnson, Bert
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|org2 = Generations PAC
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|org3 = Michigan Auto Dealers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Education Association
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|org5 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|orgamount1 = 5270
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 2000
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|orgamount4 = 1500
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|orgamount5 = 1500
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|}}
  
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==Recent news==
|-
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{{submit a bio}}
| Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "'''Bert + Johnson + Michigan + House'''"
| align="right" | $3,795
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bert+Johnson+Michigan+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bert Johnson News Feed</rss>
| United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America
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| align="right" | $3,000
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|-
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| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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| align="right" | $1,900
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|-
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| Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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| align="right" | $1,900
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $1,382
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|}
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==Campaign contributions==
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==Scorecards==
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Johnson,+Bert%20%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
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'''Bert Johnson''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Bert is the father of three children: India, Bertram, and Nicholas.
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Johnson is the father of three children: India, Bertram, and Nicholas.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.senate.mi.gov/dem/johnson/ Senate website]
 
*[http://www.senate.mi.gov/dem/johnson/ Senate website]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10876 Michigan Votes - Bert Johnson]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=10876 Michigan Votes - Bert Johnson]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125740 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90311 2006]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134956 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125740 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90311 2006]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bert-Johnson-for-State-Senate-District-2/110086342342833 Bert Johnson on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bert-Johnson-for-State-Senate-District-2/110086342342833 Bert Johnson on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bert-johnson/11/7ba/42b Bert Johnson on LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bert-johnson/11/7ba/42b Bert Johnson on LinkedIn]
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[[Category:Current member, Michigan State Senate]]
 
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[[Category:Former member, Michigan House of Representatives]]
 
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Bert Johnson
Bert Johnson.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Bert Johnson is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 2 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time in the Senate, Johnson served two terms in the Michigan House, representing District 5. He was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Michigan.

Biography

Prior to his time in the legislature, Bert served as office manager at his family's law firm. He was also the Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico for over 5 years.

Bert received his education at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy and went on to become a Criminology and Security Administration major at the University of Detroit, Mercy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Health Policy
Redistricting
Regulatory Reform, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 13th District. He was defeated by incumbent John Conyers, Jr. in August 7 the Democratic primary.[1]

Michigan's 13th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. 55.4% 38,371
Glenn Anderson 18.2% 12,586
Shanelle Jackson 12.6% 8,708
Bert Johnson 10% 6,928
John Goci 3.8% 2,664
Total Votes 69,257

2010

Johnson won election to the 2nd District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Don Chouinard in the November 2 general election.[2]

Michigan State Senate, District 2 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 34,858
John Chouinard (R) 17,459

2008

On November 04, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives. [3]

Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Johnson (D) 25,595

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $152,060 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[5]

Bert Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $18,180
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 2 Won $45,900
2008 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $47,677
2006 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $40,303
Grand Total Raised $152,060

2012

Johnson was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $18,180.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bert Johnson's campaign in 2012
Dte Energy$3,700
CMS Energy$1,700
AFSCME$1,000
Huizenga, J.C.$1,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$900
Total Raised in 2012$18,180
Source:Follow the Money

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Johnson's reports.[6]

Bert Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]March 31, 2012$5,799.66$49,070.00$(13,466.18)$41,403.48
Running totals
$49,070$(13,466.18)

2010

Johnson won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $45,900.

2008

Johnson won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $47,677.

2006

Johnson won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $40,303.

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Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bert Johnson received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Personal

Johnson is the father of three children: India, Bertram, and Nicholas.

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