Occupation: General Contractor, Mark Johnson Construction
Occupational Background: Small business owner, 1985- Present
Educational Background: Whitworth University, 1975-1979
Prior Governmental Experience: Hood River County School Board, 2004-Present
As the Former School Board Chair, Mark Johnson Believes Education and Jobs are Equally Important
As Chairman of the Hood River County School Board, Mark Johnson made it his priority to bring teachers, parents and the union together to solve severe budget problems. As a result, the local school district was able to minimize lost tax revenues to education and prevent dramatic cuts which would affect the classroom and the quality of education our kids receive. He has worked hard to pass bonds and levies to support schools.
“Mark has proven he can lead a diverse group of people to build consensus to solve problems, he is a strong education advocate.”
Citizen & School Board Member
Hood River County
As a Small Business Owner, Mark Johnson Believes We Need Better Strategies to Create More Private Sector Jobs
The private sector is hurting which is where most employment is created. Oregon’s consistently high unemployment should be an embarrassment to our elected leaders. Small business needs new incentives, tax credits and reduction of regulation. Reducing the Capital Gains tax will help stimulate jobs and grow our economy.
“Mark will be an advocate for limiting healthcare cost and taxes, we need his leadership.”
As a Humanitarian Volunteer, Mark Johnson Understands People are Hurting and Need Support
Mark Johnson has traveled to Guatemala and other third world countries to help build homes and churches and bring hope to residents in these communities at his own expense. Giving back to others is an important part of community service to Mark which his actions have proven.
“I have always been impressed with Mark’s strength of character and his ability to work with others.”
Hood River County School District
(This information furnished by Friends of Mark Johnson.)