LaTonya Johnson

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LaTonya Johnson
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 17
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBay View High School (1990)
Bachelor'sTennessee State University (1997)
ProfessionBusiness Owner:In-Home Licensed childcare center
Office website
LaTonya Johnson is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Children and Families
Consumer Protection
Criminal Justice
Urban Education



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent LaTonya Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eugenie Stackowitz ran as an Independent candidate. Johnson and Stackowitz faced off in the general election.[1][2] Incumbent Johnson defeated Stackowitz, and was re-elected to another term.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 17 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaTonya Johnson Incumbent 87.5% 19,666
     Independent Eugenie Stackowitz 12.5% 2,802
Total Votes 22,468


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Johnson won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 17. She defeated Tracey Dent, Sam Coleman, and Fred Royal in the Democratic primary on August 14. Incumbent Democrat Barbara Toles did not run for re-election. Johnson defeated Anthony Edwards (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Virginia Pratt (Write-In) 0% 6
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaTonya Johnson 84.7% 20,288
     Independent Anthony Edwards 14.9% 3,573
     - Scattering 0.3% 76
Total Votes 23,943
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 17 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLaTonya Johnson 43.1% 2,054
Fred Royal 22.9% 1,093
Tracey Dent 22.5% 1,072
Sam Coleman 11.5% 548
Total Votes 4,767

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $10,144 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[6]

LaTonya Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 5 Won $10,144
Grand Total Raised $10,144


Johnson won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $10,144.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to LaTonya Johnson's campaign in 2012
Johnson, La Tonya Ann$1,486
Painters Local 781$500
Northwestern Mutual Life$500
Goyke for Assembly$500
Friends of Sandy Pasch$500
Total Raised in 2012$10,144
Source:Follow the Money


Johnson is the mother of a daughter named Sydney.[7]


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Preceded by
Barbara Toles (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 17
Succeeded by