Mark Johnson has deep roots in Clackamas County and has lived here most of his life.
Growing up, Mark would hear his family conduct business meetings over the dinner table. That taught him the values of entrepreneurship at an early age. He then became active in 4-H, Future Farmers of America and student leadership, eventually receiving his American FFA Degree. Mark subsequently went on to study agriculture, business and accounting.
His family has owned multiple local businesses throughout the years, and Mark has helped manage them. Those include precision metal fabrication shops, vineyards, Southdown sheep and beef cattle ranching operations. He currently raises the rare Black Pearl Chinchillas and holds an exclusive importation agreement with the breed founders in Poland.
Mark is running for commissioner to bring principled and consistent leadership back to Clackamas County. He intends to work with the other commissioners to find solutions to the difficult issues faced by county residents, including transportation and housing.