Brian C. Johnson

…is running for the Florida House of Representatives to serve District 101 because he has always been grounded in the belief that government should be people focused and elected officials should be service-driven.

Please continue reading to learn more about Brian…

  • As a Person
  • As the Vice Mayor of the City of West Park
  • As A Small/Minority/Women Owned Business Advocate
  • As a Senior Services Provider
  • As an Education Advocate
  • As A Child/Family Services Provider
  • As A Community Servant/Uniter

As A Person

After being born and raised one of five children in a low-income, single parented family, Brian has had to overcome many difficult obstacles to make significant life achievements. These obstacles included low financial resources to meet basic family needs, peer pressure to commit criminal acts, scarcity of positive role models, abundance of negative influences, becoming a young parent out of wedlock, and the deaths of many friends and loved ones due to crime and drugs. Brian credits his hard working and persistent single mother (now deceased), dedicated and influential mentors, and a tenacious personal work ethic as the reasons he has been able to successfully transition from poverty to humble prosperity. Consequently, Brian dedicated his life to serving his community to help others overcome tough life circumstances and achieve their highest life goals.

Brian graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and African American Studies. Immediately after graduation, he began working to achieve one of his career goals – to counsel troubled youth. Including the years he worked prior and during undergraduate school, Brian worked with at-risk youth for more than 20 years. These have included youth who were being negatively impacted by environments with high incidents of drug abuse and crime, chronic juvenile offenders, and other youth who were facing extreme life difficulties.

After realizing that poverty was the consistent root cause of the troubles he sought to address when working with troubled children and families, Brian shifted his career focus to economic development. Specifically, Brian is presently working to grow small businesses and create jobs for underemployed job seekers in his community. As President/CEO of Minority Builders Coalition, Inc., supporting a network of nearly 300 minority and small businesses throughout South Florida, creating/retaining jobs for nearly 600 workers, and preserving safe housing for more than 600 seniors and low income families annually.

As the Vice Mayor of the City of West Park

  • Mom & Pops Small Business Grant Program
  • Minor Home Repair Program
  • Childcare Assistance Grants
  • Tree Trimming Assistance Fund
  • Community Benefits Agreement requiring Developers to hire local residents, use local businesses and contribute to Community Support Fund
  • Donated $11,000 to purchase 45 trees to establish the West Park Pioneers Tree Memorial Program
  • Pushed for Increased Funding for Senior Services in city’s annual budget
  • Pushed for Increased funding for specific line items to support Police and Firefighters
  • Assisted in saving, recruiting and supporting local businesses in city
  • Built ramp for Bowles-Strachan house for ADA access

 

As a Senior/Low Income Families Services Provider

  • Provide no cost minor home repair to at least 750 seniors per year
  • Sponsor Senior Programs – Breakfast and Peppermint Prom
  • Award for Service to Northwest Federate Women’s Club programs
  • Maintain Safe and Affordable Housing for 9 families
  • Provide home rehabilitation to 100 low/moderate income families per year
  • Build new and attractive single-family homes to provide wealth building home ownership to low/moderate income families

 

As an Education/Youth Advocate

  • Hires teachers to provide students additional support after school
  • Provides academic supports, parent training and in-home services to elementary school students
  • Provides academic supports and youth development to middle school students
  • Provides fast response to families in crisis to help prevent child abuse/neglect of children
  • Provides family strengthening services to avoid children from being removed from homes
  • Business partner to many elementary and middle schools
  • Founder and Immediate Past Chair of Lamplighters Mentoring Program
  • Mentor with LEAD Nation
  • Mentor with 5000 Role Models
  • Alumnus and supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

As A Small/Minority/Women Owned Business Advocate

  • Advocated to create a projected $155,000,000 a year for 30 years’ worth of opportunities for small businesses in Broward County
  • Member and Immediate Past Chair of Broward County Small Business Advisory Board
  • Past Board Member with Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • Founding Board Member for the Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Minority Business Advocate of the Year (U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA Business Center)
  • Led Disparity Study Workgroup to create opportunities for small/minority/women owned businesses to do business with Broward County Public Schools
  • Led Disparity Study Workgroup to create opportunities for small/minority/women owned businesses to do business with Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority
  • Assisted in Disparity Study and advocacy to create opportunities for small/minority/women owned businesses to do business with Miami-Dade Public Schools

As A Community Servant

  • Founding Trustee and Executive Director for Central Broward Kiwanis Foundation
  • Life Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Zeta Chi Chapter
  • Life Member, Morehouse College Alumni Association
  • Supporting Member, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
  • NLC Broward 2019 Mentor
  • Member, Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of the NAACP
  • Member, McBride Masonic Lodge 390 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Graduate, Leadership Broward Class XXIII

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