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Johnson, Cynthia A. (D)State Representative District 5
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.
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