Westchester County Legislators

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District 16

Christopher A. Johnson

Christopher A. JohnsonDistrict 16

Yonkers


 

 


Christopher A. Johnson was elected to serve as County Legislator for the 16th District in November 2017, representing residents in the city of Yonkers.


Christopher obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Long Island University-C.W. Post Campus. After graduation in 2006, he felt called to serve, and immediately joined Andrea Stewart-Cousins' ultimately successful campaign for State Senate, canvassing Yonkers and talking to residents about changes they believed were needed in the city. Following the election, Christopher continued his service; playing a key role in the Senator’s re-election campaigns, as well as in her Yonkers District Office, first as a Community Liaison to Yonkers and eventually as her Deputy Chief of Staff.


Christopher believes that education can pave the path to success, so while working in the Senator’s office, he continued his education, intending to better help improve the quality of education for others. In May 2011, he completed his Master’s Degree in Education at Fordham University, concentrating in School Counseling and Personnel Services. Through Yonkers Partners in Education, Christopher volunteered in Roosevelt High School’s Counseling Center, lending his experiences in college to high school students preparing for the college application process and college life itself.


In September 2011, Christopher won the Democratic primary to become the Council member representing the 1st District on the Yonkers City Council and went on to win the general election in November. He was subsequently re-elected for a second term with an overwhelming majority of the vote. Christopher’s focus on the City Council was fighting for equity in education, affordable housing, and local jobs for people in the community, which he will continue to do.


Christopher is the eldest of three siblings and lives in Yonkers with Tai, his wife, expanding on his deep family roots in Yonkers, which span several generations – including his late Great-Grandmother Evelyn Johnson.



egularly as the Democratic political analyst on News 12 Westchester on the Newsmakers and Point/Counterpoint programs. He has also made guest appearances on CNN, BET, WABC, WCBS, and WNBC. As comfortable behind the camera as in front of it, Ken was executive producer and host of Insights & Updates, a public access cable show discussing issues relevant to the African-American community in Yonkers.

Ken's many years of public and community service includes service on the boards of many distinguished community groups and organizations such as the Greyston Foundation; the United Way; the Westchester County District Attorney's Community Advisory Committee; Westchester County Crimestoppers; the Community Planning Council of Yonkers. He was President for over five years of the Yonkers Branch of the NAACP. He also has served as President of the Yonkers Community Action Program.

Ken, a proud former boy scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout Troop 32, is an alumnus of Fordham Preparatory School and Iona College, where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems. After a 20-year career in the telecommunications field, he is now an Associate/Broker of ERA Insite Realty/Gem Realty Division in Yonkers.

Ken and his wife, Deborah Hudson-Jenkins, have resided in Yonkers since they were married in 1982 and have three children Alana, Jamal, and Terrell.

Christopher A. Johnson


Email

E-mail Christopher
or call 914.995.2829


Staff

Staff

Shatika Parker
914.995.2813


Committee Assignments

 

Committee Assignments

  • Budget and Appropriations
  • Labor and Housing
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works
  • Social Services