Mark Johnson is an attorney and resident of Brookline who is running for a seat in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Mark moved to Pittsburgh in 2005 to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After receiving his law degree in 2008, he went to Washington, DC, where he worked as Legislative Counsel for a progressive Democrat, Congressman Bruce Braley, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mark's time in Washington was very busy. While there, he was able to help with some important accomplishments, including the passage of some legislation that persists to this day. In 2010, he moved back to Pittsburgh to join his now-wife, Christine, who is also an attorney. Mark has worked as an attorney at a well-respected employment rights law firm, where he represented employees in discrimination and other employment matters. He also gained significant experience representing unemployed individuals pro bono, or for free, in unemployment compensation hearings.
Mark grew up in Davenport, Iowa. His parents, Scott and Jan, met in western Pennsylvania before relocating the family to Iowa. Mark was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His father remains a life-long Scout leader. Mark attended the University of Iowa, where he received dual degrees in English and Cinema.
Mark resides in the City of Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood with his wife, Christine, and their two cats, Zoe and Fae. Mark's wife Christine is very smart and wonderful and beautiful, thanks for the help with all of this! (Mark wrote this last part)