|Michigan House of Representatives District 97|
|January 1. 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
Johnson is the owner and operator of a small local farm in Michigan. He is a former president of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a manager of Johnson Elevator.
Johnson holds a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Michigan State University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson has been appointed to these committees:
Johnson won election to the District 97 Seat in 2010. He defeated Kim Emmons, George Gilmore, Tom Kerrins and Roy Morrison in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Mark Lightfoot (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 97 General election (2010)|
|Joel Johnson (R)||16,818|
|Mark Lightfoot (D)||10,657|
|Brandon Dickhausen (L)||1,392|
In 2010, Johnson raised $71,333 in contributions. 
His five largest contributors were:
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Clare County Republicans||$1,500|
|Amerisure Insurance Companies||$1,500|
|Michigan Insurance Coalition||$1,500|
Johnson and his wife Dawn have four children.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010