Modified: April 25, 2019 1:16pm
Unanimously nominated by Democratic Committee members of the First Legislative District
Buffalo, NY -- During a special legislative session held today at the Erie County Legislature, Howard J. Johnson, Jr. was sworn-in as the Legislator for the 1st Legislative District. Legislator Johnson was selected to fill the vacancy created when Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams resigned to become interim City of Buffalo Comptroller.
Legislator Johnson previously served as a management consultant in the Erie County Division of Budget and Management. Prior to his county service, Legislator Johnson worked for many years in the private banking sector at M&T Bank and HSBC Bank, and also honorably served for ten years in the Army National Guard.
“I am honored to receive this appointment and look forward to serving the residents of the 1st Legislative District, where I’ve been proud to live for so many years. The support of my fellow Democratic committee members in making this endorsement means so much to me, and I’m grateful to my Legislature colleagues for their support in accepting the recommendation. I look forward to working on important topics that impact my community like expanding public transportation, enhancing opportunities for minority business owners, and eliminating food desserts. This is the beginning of a new day for Legislative District 1,” said Legislator Johnson.
State Supreme Court Judge E. Jeannette Ogden performed the swearing-in of Legislator Johnson and Minister Armond Badger from Bethesda World Harvest Church, where Legislator Johnson is a parishioner, gave the invocation.