Johnson emphasizes progressive action for candidacy


In a brief announcement of his candidacy for the 5th district seat on the Dane County Board, Michael Johnson emphasized his commitment to bold progressive action and his experience in the community.

The issues he cited as priorities included the racial disparities within the Dane County justice system, the preservation of social services during tight fiscal times, keeping economic development in Madison and Dane County, affordable housing and the development of a transportation system that exists “not only for the lucky few and works.”

When I asked him what he thought about his opponent, Analiese Eicher, Johnson said that while she had done commendable work in the community, he believed he had the experience to work on important issues better.

When I asked him what he’d learned about Katrina Flores’ unsuccessful campaign for alder, for which he served as campaign manager, he attributed the loss mainly to different circumstances, saying that “nine times out of ten, Katrina would have won that race.”

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