Rep. Jeff Johnson is giving up what many consider to be a safe seat in District 43A in the Minnesota House to run for attorney general. Johnson is finishing up his third term in the Legislature.
Johnson's campaign Web site takes direct aim at the DFL incumbent Mike Hatch: "It's time to return the Minnesota attorney general's office back to its once proud tradition of focusing on the practice of law and the protection of Minnesotans. This important office should not be about partisanship and political advancement as it has been for the past eight years. I will concentrate every day on keeping Minnesotans safe from criminals and will treat the office and its attorneys with the respect they deserve."
In the September 2006 primary, Johnson survived a scare from challenger Sharon Anderson. Johnson received 58 percent of the Republican votes.
1966, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Married to Sondi. Two children.
Resides in Plymouth.
Johnson is an attorney who owns Midwest Employment Resources. Mediator.
B.A. Concordia College, 1989(economics); JD, Georgetown University Law School, 1992.
|Major political experience:
First elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000.
Campaign Contribution Report
|Cash on hand
|Source: Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board 2006|
|Johnson debates John James and Lori Swanson (9/15/06)|
|Johnson debates Rep. Matt Entenza (4/6/06)|
|Johnson announces his candidacy for AG (2/15/05)|
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