My name is Kelly Johnson and I'm the best candidate for state house district 65. I’ve lived in Pinellas County my entire life, and I am ready to fight to win it back for all Floridians.
This district is my home. I was the second of three children born to Virginia and Dean Johnson, who dedicated their adult lives to serving the students of Pinellas County as public school teachers. I've seen firsthand the changes to the environment, businesses, and people here. I know from personal experience how critical it is to not only look like a representative for this region, but to act like it.
I graduated from Dunedin High School, went on to study at St. Petersburg College, and received my bachelor’s degree at Clearwater Christian College.
I am by no means a politician, but I guess I’m turning into one. I have spent most of my adult life caring for children. I’ve cared for my own as well as several youth in the area who call me “mom” to this day. I’ve served as a middle school basketball coach, a middle school soccer coach, and an elementary flag football coach. I’ve led youth groups based in my home for more than 15 years, and have served in many areas of ministry helping the homeless, the women, the seniors, and the most vulnerable of our community: the youth.