|New Jersey General Assembly District 37|
|2002 - Present|
|Years in position||12|
|Majority Conference Leader|
|Deputy Majority Conference Leader|
|2010 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Saint Thomas Aquinas College|
|Master's||Seton Hall University|
|Service/branch||United States Army Reserves|
|Years of service||30|
|Place of birth||Englewood, NJ|
|Profession||Consultant, Law Enforcement|
Johnson earned his B.S. in Social Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and his Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University. Johnson served in United States Army Reserve attaining the rank of Major.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Johnson worked as Undersheriff of Bergen County (1999-2001, 2002-2005), Sheriff of Bergen County (2001-2002), and Police Officer/Sergeant with the Englewood Police Department (1974-1999).
Assemblyman Johnson speaking at a public hearing
- A100 Creates "The 2009 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project Act."
- A176 Requires criminal history background check for certain persons working at schools.
- A177 Requires development and distribution of curriculum guidelines on Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- A198 Requires local government officer to file financial disclosure statement within 30 days of taking office.
National Political Awareness Test
Johnson's answers to the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2005 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his top priorities, he said:
I plan to continue to fight for sorely needed increased transportation infrastructure improvements in New Jersey despite this being a low priority to the Republican Congress and White House. I also plan to continue working toward improvement in the Homeland Security Readiness in New Jersey as we are one of the most at risk state but receive comparatively little in federal funding.
Johnson ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 37. Johnson is bracketed with Valerie Vainieri Huttle. He was unopposed in the June 4 Democratic primary. He is challenged by Stephanie Shellenberger (R) and Gino Tessaro (R) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
Huttle won re-election in 2011. He and incumbent Valerie Vainieri Huttle ran unopposed in the June 7 Democratic primary. They then defeated Keith Jensen, Gregory Aslanian, and Julian Heicklen in the November 8 general election.
Running for re-election in the November 3, 2009 general election, Johnson received 34,555 votes (35%), defeating Republican challengers Barry Bellin and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz. He was bracketed with Valerie Vainieri Huttle.
|New Jersey Assembly General Election, Thirty-Seventh Legislative District (2009)|
|Gordon M. Johnson (D)||32,845|
|Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)||32,440|
|Barry Bellin (R)||16,266|
|Wojciech Siemaszkiewcz (R)||15,635|
In 2011, Johnson received $126,630 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gordon Johnson's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey State Laborers||$8,200|
|New Jersey Education Association||$5,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 164||$3,000|
|Allied Beverage Group||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$126,630|
|Total Votes received in 2011||21,839|
|Cost of each vote received||$5.8|
Below are Johnson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|New Jersey Liquor Stores Alliance||$3,000|
|New Jersey Education Association||$3,000|
|Maloney, Michael K||$2,700|
|Real Bergen Democratic Association||$2,268|
Johnson was endorsed by:
Johnson and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children.
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- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. Gordon Johnson
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- NJ Assembly Dems - Assm. Johnson
- Campaign Contributions: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Johnson
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Johnson Issue Positions
- Bergen County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Politicker NJ, 2011 AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, accessed Aug. 5, 2011
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