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Chris Johnson

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Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson.jpg
Maine State Senate District 20
In office
February 14, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 14, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Office website
Campaign website
Chris Johnson is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 20 since February 14, 2012. He won a special election was called to fill the vacancy created when David Trahan (R) resigned in December 2011 to head the Sportman’s Alliance of Maine.[1][2]

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Cultural Affairs
Marine Resources, Chair



General election

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Democratic primary, and defeated Leslie Fossel (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Maine State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Johnson Incumbent 50.4% 10,943
     Republican Leslie Fossel 49.6% 10,772
Total Votes 21,715

Special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Johnson defeated Rep. Dana Dow (R) in the special election on February 14, 2012. Johnson garnered 54% of the vote. The election of Johnson was seen as a significant upset.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 20, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Johnson 53.7% 3,369
     Republican Dana Dow 46.3% 2,902
Total Votes 6,271


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Johnson was defeated by Republican incumbent David Trahan in the November 2 general election.[6]

In the June 8th primary election, Johnson ran unopposed. [7]

Maine State Senate, District 20 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Johnson 2,925 100%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Johnson and his wife Valerie have two children.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Trahan (R)
Maine Senate District 20
Succeeded by