Gregory Johnson

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Gregory Johnson
Candidate for
New York State Assembly, District 116

Political party Republican
Profession Airline Captain
Website Campaign site
Gregory Johnson was a Republican candidate in the September 13 special election for the New York State Assembly, District 116. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when RoAnn Destito (D) resigned from the Assembly to become the New York State Office of General Services Commissioner.[1] Johnson was also a candidate in the 2010 general election.

Johnson is a Marcy Town Councilman and Captain with US Airways.



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Johnson was defeated by Anthony Brindisi (D) in the September 13, 2011 special election. Johnson also ran on the Conservative Party ticket.[2]


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Johnson was uncontested in the September 14 Republican primary. Johnson was defeated by incumbent RoAnn Destito (D) in the general election on November 2.[3]


Campaign themes

On his campaign site, Johnson outlines his campaign themes:

  • Job Creation: "Greg has a REAL plan to protect the jobs we have and create new jobs through developing Griffiss International Airport... The recent merger of Southwest Airlines and Air Tran presents an interesting opportunity for the area. Air Tran had a hub in Dayton, Ohio and Southwest is incorporating this hub into their system. With local population of over 250,000 people, six colleges and a strong foundation of local businesses, the addition of a terminal building will make the Mohawk Valley an attractive destination for air travel."
  • Taxes: "Greg Johnson has not only never raised taxes, but as a Marcy Town Councilman, he voted to reduce taxes more than 5% over the last two years... Greg will NEVER vote to increase your taxes... Passing a property tax cap in New York was a good start, but we need to do more. He will work and advocate for a middle class property tax and income tax reduction."
  • Spending: "Greg...believes that our state has a spending problem and that must be fixed immediately. He will fight to enact a cap on state spending to stop Albany’s out of control government spending."
  • Tax/mandate reform: "He also favors and will work to reform New York’s tax code to make it simpler and fairer; remove the unnecessary barriers to stimulate private sector job growth; and last, but certainly not least…. Put an end to unfunded mandates."

Debate, 2011 special election

New York radio station, WIBX, hosted a debate between the District 116 special election candidates. Audio of the debate can be found here.

League of Women Voters Forum

The Utica/Rome Metro Area League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum on September 8 at Mohawk Valley Community College. Details can be found here.


Office Address:

PO. Box 498

Utica, NY 13503

Campaign HQ Address:

101 Main St

Whitesboro, NY 13492

Phone: 315-768-2750


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