Profile: Bert Johnson for Congress, 13th District

Friday, August 3, 2012

Photo of State Senator Bert Johnson

Michigan’s primary elections take place on Tuesday, August 7th. All this week, WDET will introduce you to the candidates running in key races across Southeast Michigan. Today, we meet State Senator Bert Johnson, one of five Democrats running in the 13th Congressional district, which includes much of Detroit and parts of western Wayne County. Johnson says he’s devoted his adult life to becoming a leader, after committing armed robbery at 19. He doesn’t hide from his past, but instead makes sure voters know about it.

To read more about Senator Johnson's campaign, you can visit his website here.

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