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Johnson’s comments featured in D&C

Associate Professor of Political Science Cedric Johnson was quoted in a story about this year's local elections that appeared in the Sunday, Oct. 28 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Johnson talked about the importance of issues, and how “not being engaged is making a statement.” The article discusses the absence of state-wide or national races this year, but the candidates will have a significant impact on property taxes, neighborhood improvements, local budgets and issues closer to home, including the FAIR plan proposed by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.

Johnson, an expert in racial politics and social policy, is the author of a book, “Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics recently published by the University of Minnesota Press.

A member of the faculty since 2001, Johnson earned is B.A. in political science from Southern University-Baton Rouge, an M.A. in Black Studies at the Ohio State University, and an M.A. and his Ph.D. in government and politics at University of Maryland, College Park. He is co-author of “Bibliography of African American Leadership: An Annotated Guide. Johnson is a member of the American Political Science Association and the National Conference of Black Political Science and serves on the planning committee for the Rochester Labor Lyceum.

Read With no major issues, voters are left with decisions on very local issues.