Senator Johnson lives in Somerville with his wife, Valarie in the house they built together 25 years ago. He is a graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine.

Johnson also currently represents Somerville on the board of directors for Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit 12 and the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission.

Maine panel to consider response to ocean acidification

By Kelley Bouchard Read more here The commission formed by the Legislature will hold its first meeting Friday at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Leading scientists will brief Maine’s new ocean acidification commission on challenges facing the state’s coastal fisheries when the panel meets for the first time Friday at the University of Maine’s...

PRE-K LAW TAKES EFFECT

New law will provide start-up funding for school districts to offer pre-K programs   AUGUSTA—A new law that expands access to pre-Kindergarten programs in Maine goes into effect on Friday.   “Early education is crucial for children both in school and in life, and we are stronger as a community and a state when every...

Portland Press Herald: Maine to study impact of ocean acidification on shellfish

By Tom Bell Read more here A state commission will report to the Legislature, which could craft legislation to protect fisheries. A new state commission this summer is gearing up to study ocean acidification and its impact on shellfish. The commission – the first of its kind on the East Coast – was created this...