Dan Johnson running for state legislature

Dan Johnson, right, filed official paperwork at the Cache County Clerk's office with his wife Carol on January 12, 2018 to run for State Representative in District 4.

LOGAN – After devoting more than three decades to education – much of it at the administrative level – Dan Johnson is shifting gears. He has decided to run for the office of Utah House Representative in District 4 on the Republican ticket. If elected he would replace Dr. Ed Redd who has decided not to run for another term this year.

On KVNU’s “For The People” program Johnson said Redd will be hard to replace because not only has he been effective as a legislator but he has also brought kindness and understanding to the people he has served. Johnson said he is pleased that most people in Utah value education and know the difference it can make in lives. He also wants to work on other issues.

“So I want to find out what those issues are,” he said. “Those economic things, those job things, things that we can do at the state level and here locally, working with county officials, working with local elected officials that can impact economic development. I think that is really important.”

So far only one other person has announced that he will file for the office – Cache County Council Member Gregory Merrill, who is also a Republican.

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