Bert Johnson

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Bert Johnson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 13
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Bert Johnson was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Michigan. He is currently a 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, 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.

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.



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

Goci 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


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


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

Committee assignments


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

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


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

  • Appropriations
  • Redistricting
  • Regulatory Reform, Vice Chair
  • Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Vice Chair


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

Campaign Donors


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.[5]

Bert Johnson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$5,799.66$49,070.00$(13,466.18)$41,403.48
Running totals

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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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bert Johnson received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]


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

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