Larry Johnson

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Larry Johnson graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Community Health and the University of Northern Colorado with a master’s in Public Health [3]. Johnson has served as the District 3 Commissioner since 2003 and has been elected to the seat five times. He is the Presiding Officer for the DeKalb County Commission. During his time as Commissioner, he chaired the Health Steering Committee in the National Association of Counties and was elected to the Association County Commissioners of Georgia Board of Managers [4].

Key Issues

Health Care

Johnson supports keeping prescription drug costs low and implementing the Prescription Discount Drug Card, which enables citizens to save 20% on drugs not covered by insurance.

Community

Johnson believes in encouraging exercise and beginning an initiative focused on incentivizing residents to walk [4].

Infrastructure

Johnson believes in working with community leaders to complete infrastructure projects such as 170 senior living units and a performing arts center [4].

Endorsements

Concerned Neighbors Association of South DeKalb County

Sources

1 Ballotpedia 
2 OCG News 
3 National Association of Counties 
4 Commissioner Larry Johnson 
5 Decaturish.com