Johnson Announces Candidacy for 87th District
September 10, 2018
Longtime community volunteer, praised by local leaders, will run to succeed Bell.
Ashburn Democrat Monte Johnson today announced his candidacy for the 87th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Johnson, a project manager, serves on Gov. Ralph Northam’s Information Technology Advisory Council; serves as a member of the Democratic 10th Congressional District Committee; and is a longtime volunteer with his church groups, political campaigns and with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“Virginia is at a crossroads. We need commitments, not catchphrases,” said Monte Johnson. “I’m running to fight for universal health care, a higher minimum wage, statewide Pre-K education, universal background checks on gun purchases, and a halt of destructive pipeline projects. I’ll work every day for the people of the 87th District, not special interests that too often call the shots in Richmond. I won’t take a dime from Big Pharma companies, fossil fuel companies, or pro-gun groups. ”
Local leaders have worked with Johnson for years, and they enthusiastically praise him.
“Monte Johnson will be a strong, clear voice for the issues the people of the 87th District care about,” said Loudoun Chair of the Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall. “Monte is committed to strong K-12 and advanced education, common sense gun legislation and environmental stewardship. These are just a few of the reasons my friend of over ten years and father of two will be an outstanding State Delegate.”
“Monte Johnson is a serious, thoughtful, and active member of our community,” said Loudoun Supervisor Kristen Umstattd, D-Leesburg. “His extensive volunteer work and his commitment to our neighborhoods have helped make Loudoun a better place."
“I have known Monte for a number of years, and I know he has what it takes to be an excellent state delegate,” said Loudoun Supervisor Koran Saines, D-Sterling. “He represents some of Loudoun's best qualities - hard work, service, and integrity."
Johnson’s list of supporters includes:
Vanessa Maddox, Leesburg Town Councilor
Mary Costello Daniel, Clarke County Supervisor
Michael Futrell, former Virginia Delegate
Amy McPike, Loudoun chapter leader of Moms Demand Action
Dan Lloyd, Planning Commissioner Sterling District
Monte Johnson has lived in Ashburn for over a decade. He and his wife, Jackie, have two young children, Israel and Victoria. Find out more about Monte at Monte4VA.com.