|Oregon House of Representatives District 52|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Owner, General Contracting Business|
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.
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:
|Oregon Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Communities, Vice Chair|
|• Business and Labor|
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.
|Oregon House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Johnson Incumbent||51.7%||14,344|
|Oregon State House, District 52|
|Mark Johnson (R)||14,012|
|Suzanne VanOrman (D)||10,739|
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
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.
|Mark Johnson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oregon State House, District 52||$255,719|
|2010||Oregon State House, District 52||$387,607|
|Grand Total Raised||$643,326|
|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|
|Oregon State House 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Johnson's campaign in 2010|
|Promote Oregon Leadership PAC||$35,689|
|Oregon Victory PAC||$25,000|
|Friends of Bruce Hanna||$17,000|
|Associated Oregon Industries||$15,000|
|Knight, Philip H.||$15,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$387,607|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Johnson is married to Melodi. They have three children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Official campaign facebook page
- Official campaign twitter page
- Official campaign youtube channel
Suzanne VanOrman (D)
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