Gordon M. Johnson

Gordon M. Johnson

Gordon M. Johnson (born December 16, 1949 in New York City) is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, where he represents the 37th Legislative District.

Assemblyman Johnson serves on the Law and Public Safety Committee (as Chair), the Budget Committee and the Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.[1]

Johnson received a B.S. from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Social Science and Criminal Justice and an M.A. from Seton Hall University in Administration and Supervision.[1] He served in the United States Army Reserve with the rank of Major (United States), and participated in Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991 and Operation Joint Endeavor in 1996.

He was the Bergen County Sheriff from 2001-2002, and has been with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department since 1999.[1] Johnson is an Undersheriff in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, a position he has filled since 2002 and from 1999-2001.

On June 6, 2006, Johnson won the Democratic Party primary for the Englewood City Council At-large by unseating African-American incumbent Rev. Vernon Walton; Victory in the primary is tantamount to winning the seat in this Democratic Party stronghold. On Election Day, November 7, 2006, Johnson won the at-large seat, defeating Republican Harry Kanner.[2]

During his 2007 campaign for the Assembly, Johnson's contributions to Lyndon LaRouche's political action committee became a subject of criticism. Johnson reportedly gave a total of $1,850 in 2005 and 2006. He apologized repeatedly, saying he regretted not vetting the organization more carefully.[3] Johnson was reelected handily, though he received 1,200 fewer votes than his running mate, a dropoff of over 5%.[4][5]

In August 2008, Johnson announced that he will be stepping down from his Englewood City Council seat by March 2008. While Johnson was grandfathered in from legislation banning dual office holding, he would step down to "follow the will of the people".[6]

District 37

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 37th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are:


  1. ^ a b c Assemblyman Johnson's legislative web page, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 2, 2008.
  2. ^ Englewood election results, The Record (Bergen County), November 8, 2006
  3. ^ "LaRouche gift hurts Johnson at debate", The Record (Bergen County), October 31, 2007. Accessed November 20, 2007.
  4. ^ "District 37 results" The Record (Bergen County), November 7, 2007. Accessed November 20, 2007.
  5. ^ BERGEN COUNTY Statement of Vote for November 6, 2007, Bergen County, New Jersey, dated November 19, 2007. Accessed November 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Kremen, Maya. "State lawmaker quits local council post ", The Record (Bergen County), August 25, 2008. Accessed August 28, 2008.

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