Lorraine Cochran Johnson

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent


Lorraine Cochran-Johnson earned a B.S. in Political Science and Criminal Justice,  in addition to an M.S. in Administration of Criminal Justice at Troy University. She then received an M.P.A. in Public Administration at Auburn University before attending John Marshall Law School. Cochran-Johnson has served as DeKalb’s Super District 7 Commissioner since 2019. She is an entrepreneur, founding a film company and magazine, and has developed proposals for the state and federal levels since 1994 through the Auburn University Economic Development Institute. She heads initiatives such as LetsVoteDeKalb to encourage voter participation [1].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Cochran-Johnson supports mandating security cameras in businesses classified as “high-risk” for crime, reasoning that it will assist the police department in more seriously investigating these crimes [3].


Cochran-Johnson heads E.M.B.A.R.C., a community hub containing a recreational center and market among others [1].

Social Programs

Cochran-Johnson believes in the Lock-In for Life process, which assists adolescents with depressive disorders who cannot access mental health treatment. The initiative involves professional help and resource accessibility [1].


1 DeKalb County, Georgia 

2 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson

3 Tucker Observer