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Johnson, Cynthia A. (D)

State Representative District 5
Office: S-589 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-0844
Home Address: 4060 Montgomery St., Detroit, MI 48204
Seat Number: 87
Standing Committees: Appropriations
Subcommittees: Judiciary(VC), Agriculture & Rural Development / Natural Resources, Corrections
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


She has run for the House in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. In her 2016 run for the 5th district, she lost one-on-one against Rep. Fred Durhal III, 57.4 to 42.6 percent.

2018 was the year for Rep. Johnson when she won the August primary by a mere 9 votes coming out on top of a seven-candidate field. 

In 2020, Rep. Johnson won out in a three primary candidate field by securing 65% of the vote.  She won in the general election by securing 93.4% of the vote.  


She has spent her professional career as a probation and parole agent, a victim witness advocate and a corrections officer.

In prior years, she worked as a bill collector for the Credit Acceptance Corporation and a crisis intervention advocate for Detroit and Inkster public schools.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Johnson, click here.


Rep. Johnson has an associate's degree from Wayne State University and a bachelor's degree from Walsh College.


Richard C. Clement

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