Mark Johnson

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Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson (Oregon).jpg
Oregon House of Representatives District 52
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$21,936/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, General Contracting Business
Office website
Mark Johnson is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 52. Johnson was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2010.

Johnson is serving on the Hood River County School Board -- his second term. He is currently the chair as well. Johnson has owned his own general contracting business for more than 25 years. Johnson graduated from Whitworth College and attended schools in the Hood River County system from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Committee assignments


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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency
Energy and Environment, Vice Chair
Higher Education and Workforce Development


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:



See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 52. John was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Peter Nordbye (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Johnson Incumbent 51.7% 14,344
     Democratic Peter Nordbye 48.3% 13,407
Total Votes 27,751


See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson defeated incumbent Suzanne VanOrman (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Oregon State House, District 52
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Johnson (R) 14,012
Suzanne VanOrman (D) 10,739

Campaign themes

Johnson's campaign website lists five main issues:

  • A Fresh Perspective on Operating Government: "Mark is running for office because he believes that Salem’s priorities are backwards, its methods are wrong, and the results are dismal. As a long-time small business owner of the local community, and leader on the Hood River County School Board, Mark is ready to bring true leadership back to the Capitol."
  • Budgeting Government Like the Rest of Us: "Mark will take a different approach to meeting Oregon’s budget needs. Rather than finding revenue by raising taxes or fees, the automatic response of politicians must be to cut spending. Mark’s approach to budgeting will be to first freeze the growth of spending and rebuild the budget from the bottom up, focusing on the essentials that Oregonians value most."
  • Lowering the Burden on Job Creators: " Government should be in the business of creating an environment where bright ideas can become reality and Oregon’s economic potential can be realized. Our leaders should acknowledge that it is the private sector that will hire Oregonians and bring us out of this recession, not well funded government programs. Mark will bring his considerable experience in small business ownership to Salem and fight for a pro-business environment..."
  • Education—Oregon’s Number One Priority: "Mark believes education should be funded first, not last. The education budget should be held harmless during economic downturns. After working several years on a school board, he knows firsthand how education makes or breaks the future of our communities. "
  • Bi-partisan Leadership: "Mark will challenge the status quo of one-sided power politics. After years of working to find solutions out of diverse opinions on a county school board, he knows how to achieve common goals in spite of political disagreements."



Friends of Mark Johnson

P.O. Box 1047

Hood River, Oregon 97031



Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $643,326 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 14, 2013.[4]

Mark Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 52 Won $255,719
2010 Oregon State House, District 52 Won $387,607
Grand Total Raised $643,326
Johnson won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $255,719.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Johnson's campaign in 2012
Promote Oregon Leadership$39,649
Associated General Contractors$11,500
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association$7,420
Oregon Soft Drink Association$7,000
Oregonians for Affordable Housing$5,600
Total Raised in 2012$255,719
Source:Follow the Money
Johnson won election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $387,607.


Johnson is married to Melodi. They have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne VanOrman (D)
Oregon House of Representatives District 52
Succeeded by