Reginald Johnson has announced he will be a candidate for Jefferson County Justice of the Peace District 3 of the Jefferson County Quorum Court in the March 2020 Democratic primary.


The position, which was formerly held by Justice of the Peace Delton Wright, is currently vacant and Governor Asa Hutchinson will appoint a successor to Wright who will serve the remainder of Wright’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 2020.


Johnson said in a press release that “There are many duties constitutionally charged to justices of the peace including, but not limited to overseeing the finances of the county, creating new ordinances and working with other justices and elected officials in conducting the business of the county. I believe the opportunity to serve as Justice of the Peace will allow me to engage in public service to better serve my community.”


“Jefferson County currently faces both challenges and opportunities, ” Johnson said. We have seen a lot of changes in the past few years and more changes are on the way. In order to manage that change effectively, I believe that we will need a good balance of experience and new ideas on the Quorum Court, which is where I come in.”


“As a dedicated citizen of Jefferson County for 40 years, I am your hometown candidate,” Johnson said. ” With dedicated leadership in place, we can build a future for our county that allows for smart growth while maintaining the rich history and legacy of Jefferson County.”


It would be a great honor to be the voice of the people of the 3rd district of the Jefferson County Quorum Court.


As your elected Justice of the Peace for District 3, I will focus on the following:


* Public Safety


* Effective County Government


* Health and Wellness


* Education and Career Development


“I believe my work experience, training and education has provided me with the qualities needed to serve as Justice of the Peace, Johnson said. “For the past 16 years, I have served as the Director of Technology for the Dollarway School District. My responsibilities include overseeing the infrastructure of technical operations and managing the districts technology operations and systems in order to achieve the goals of the district while eliminating security risks.”


Johnson is a graduate of Watson Chapel High School and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. Also, he is a graduate of the Leadership Pine Bluff Academy.


“As part of my commitment towards serving my community, I have served on the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Commission,”Johnson said. “I am a current member of the Pine Bluff Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, William Townsend Elks Lodge, Pine Bluff Branch of the NAACP, Jefferson County Young Professionals Committee and a board member of Access Inc.”


“As the son of former University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff dean of the School of Education, interim chancellor and Arkansas State Representative Calvin Johnson, I was born into a life of public service,” Johnson said. “I have two children—- Ryan and Rylan Johnson. I am a member of the Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church and I am certainly ‘Ready to Serve’”