2016 Primary Election

Raymond L. Johnson Jr. (D)

District Attorney, 10th Circuit, Jefferson County

Raymond Johnson photoName: Raymond Johnson Jr.

Date of birth: May 4, 1951; age 64

Residence: Birmingham

Political experience: State executive committee member, Alabama Democratic Party.

Professional experience: Private practice and shareholder, The Johnson Law Firm, LLC, Birmingham, 2004-present; adjunct professor, Cumberland School of Law, 1988-present; shareholder, Thomas, Means, Gillis & Seay, 2000-2004; assistant U.S. attorney, Birmingham, 1991-2000;  general counsel, Citizens Federal Savings Bank, Birmingham, 1988-1991; past president, Magic City Bar Association; former executive committee member, Birmingham Bar Association; attorney, alternate defense counsel, Los Angeles, 1984-1988; attorney, Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, Beverly Hills, California, 1979-1984.

Civic experience: Past president, Young Men’s Business Club; former board of trustees member, Legal Aid Society of Birmingham; former branch president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Los Angeles; graduate of Leadership Birmingham, 1987; member, Alabama Association for Justice; member Alabama Lawyers Association; member, Alabama Criminal Defense Association.

Education: Howard University School of Law, juris doctorate, 1976; bachelor’s, Howard University, 1973.

Top Contributors: The Roy Law Firm, $300; Ronald A. Davison and Kittren J. Walker, $250; Samuel Fisher and The Cooper Law Firm, $200; Julliette Sullivan, $150; Jimmie L. Brown, $100.

Main issues: Crime is the number one issue for Johnson. He said that programs he would implement if elected include expansion of community policing, crime prevention and drug awareness and education.