|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 67B district
January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Steve Trimble|
March 25, 1954 |
|Political party||Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party|
|Residence||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||Bethel College
University of Saint Thomas
Sheldon Johnson (born March 25, 1954) is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), he represents District 67B, which includes portions of the Dayton's Bluff, Beaver Lake Heights, Highwood Hills, Mounds Park, Conway, Eastview and Battle Creek neighborhoods of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Early life and education
Johnson was born in Braham, Minnesota. He graduated from Braham High School, then went on to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Bethel College, and a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas.
Minnesota House of Representatives
Johnson first ran for state representative in 2000 after incumbent Rep. Steve Trimble, also a Democrat, did not seek re-election. He defeated Democrat Aly Xiong in the primary election and Republican Scott Zimmer in the general election. In the 2002 general election, he defeated Republican Ken Lehman, the Green Party's Roger Alton Westall, and the Independence Party's John Klein. In 2004 and 2006 he defeated Republican Gregory W. LeMay, in 2008 he defeated Republican David Carlson, and in 2010 he defeated Republican Cheryl Golden-Black.
He chaired the Commerce and Labor Subcommittee for the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division during the 2007–2008 and 2009–2010 bienniums.