Monte Johnson is a husband, a father, a proud progressive, and a longtime Loudoun Democrat. Monte currently serves as an IT project manager supporting the State Department as a contractor, the latest in a series of jobs through which he has supported our diplomats and troops overseas. His program recently won an award for excellent service in supporting the State Department mission including its rapid response in the Puerto Rico natural disaster. In his spare time, he loves watching football, reading stories to his kids, and viewing the latest movies with his lovely wife, Jackie.
Monte is a lifelong Virginian who has lived in Loudoun since 2007. He’s served as a team captain for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; volunteered with his men’s Bible group to clean up nearby schools; and journeyed with fellow Loudouners to help build a learning center in Haiti – where he met Jackie. Monte also serves Loudoun and Virginia on the Virginia Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). There, he works with the CIO, the Secretary of Technology, and state leadership on various technical problems affecting the state.
Monte has also been a leader among Loudoun Democrats for years. In 2012, Monte was the regional chair of African Americans for Obama, working with churches and businesses to help reelect President Obama. He won the Virginia Leadership Institute’s (VLI) ‘Top 10 Under 40’ award for his outstanding community work. In 2013, Monte was the Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates in the 10th District. In a tough year, he ran a forward-thinking campaign that united labor, people of color, equal rights advocates, and other community leaders. His campaign impressed Democratic leaders across the state, and Monte was selected as a DPVA Emerging Leader finalist. NAACP and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recognized Monte as the first African American to ever run for state office in Loudoun County history. More recently, he was the treasurer of the Loudoun County NAACP from 2014-2016, and he currently sits on the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee. He is also a part of cohort 5 of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project (VAPLP).
Monte married his wife Jackie in 2010. They have two beautiful kids, Israel and Victoria, and a rescued labrador retriever, Harper. Monte and his family attend Community Church in Ashburn. Monte has an MBA from Indiana University and a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary. He has received training from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.