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|Profile picture = Bert Johnson.jpg
 
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 2
 
|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 2
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|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
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|Current candidacy primary date = August 5, 2014
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
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|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2011]] - Present
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|Term ends =  [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
 
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
 
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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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{{tnr}}'''Bert Johnson''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
==Biography==
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Johnson served two terms in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 5.
  
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.
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Early in 2014, Johnson announced that he would seek election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 14th Congressional District]] of [[Michigan]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20131204/NEWS06/312040130/bert-johnson-congress-14th-district ''Detroit Free Press'', "Bert Johnson throws hat in the ring for 14th District congressional seat race in 2014," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> However, on April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he would instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.
  
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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==Biography==
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Johnson graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He studied Criminology and Security Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy.  His professional experience includes working as an office manager at his family's law firm and as Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
  
 
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Johnson planned to run in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2014|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014|14th District]].<ref>[http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131209/POLITICS02/312090061 ''Detroit News'', "State Sen. Bert Johnson enters race to fill Peters' seat," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> On April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he was dropping out of the race and will instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20140414/NEWS06/304140088/state-senate-bert-johnson-election-congress ''Detroit Free Press'', "State Sen. Bert Johnson opts for re-election over congressional bid," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
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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Johnson ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[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 the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.<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>
  
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
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|winner1 =John Conyers, Jr.
 
|winner1 =John Conyers, Jr.
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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>
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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 ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "Election Results - General Election - November 02, 2010," March 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 04, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08005000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08005000.html ''Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
  
 
Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 ''Follow the Money's report on Johnson's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106716 ''Follow the Money's report on Johnson's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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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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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>
 
{{Campaign finance reports
 
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|Name = Bert Johnson (2012)
 
|Name = Bert Johnson (2012)
 
|Political Party = Democratic
 
|Political Party = Democratic
|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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|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>
 
|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
 
|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 5799.66
 
|Beginning Balance 1 = 5799.66
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==Recent news==
 
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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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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<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>
 
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====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Bert Johnson''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Bert Johnson''' received a '''13%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Johnson is the father of three children: India, Bertram, and Nicholas.
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Johnson has three children.
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[Michigan's 14th Congressional District]]
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*[[Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012]]
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*[[Michigan's 13th Congressional District]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66110 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://johnson.senatedems.com/ Office website]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66110 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000002/bert-johnson/ Profile from Open States]
*[http://www.senate.mi.gov/dem/johnson/ Senate website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=66110 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=66110 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [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=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]
 
* 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]
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Bert Johnson
Bert Johnson.jpg
Date of primaryAugust 5, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
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
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Websites
Office website
Bert Johnson campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Bert Johnson is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Johnson served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 5.

Early in 2014, Johnson announced that he would seek election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Michigan.[1] However, on April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he would instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.

Biography

Johnson graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He studied Criminology and Security Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. His professional experience includes working as an office manager at his family's law firm and as Chief of Staff to State Representative Bill McConico.

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 the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson planned to run in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 14th District.[2] On April 14, 2014, Johnson announced that he was dropping out of the race and will instead seek re-election to his state senate seat.[3]

2012

See also: Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 13th District. He was defeated by incumbent John Conyers, Jr. in the Democratic primary on August 7, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 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.[5]

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 4, 2008, Bert Johnson ran unopposed for District 5 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[6]

Bert Johnson raised $47,677 for his campaign.[7]

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.[8]

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.

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.[9]

Bert Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]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.

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.[11]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bert Johnson received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[11]

Personal

Johnson has three children.

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