Assemblyman Gordon Johnson

Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) was elected to the New Jersey State General Assembly in 2001, by the people of the 37th Legislative District.  As part of the General Assembly Leadership, Assemblyman Johnson serves in the position of Speaker Pro Tempore.  

Assemblyman Johnson retired with the rank of Major from the United States Army Reserve in 2000.  He is highly decorated and holds the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, NATO Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal and many more. 

Assemblyman Johnson has a robust legislative track record that includes increasing access to education for New Jersey students, veterans, and DREAMers. In 2015, Johnson was prime sponsor of legislation to enhance oversight of surplus military equipment being used by local law enforcement. Other legislative efforts include increased access to DNA testing to exonerate the wrongfully convicted and mandatory sexual assault training for police offices. Assemblyman Johnson was named Legislator of the Year by the ARC of New Jersey in 2016 and has been honored by the NJ Library Association, the Englewood Rotary Club, the NJ Small Business Development Center and many others.

Assemblyman serves as Chairman of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. He is a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and a member of the Assembly Budget Committee. We are proud to endorse him in the 37th district and we urge you to vote for him on November 5th.