Amani will be one of the first two openly LGBTQ Southfield City Councilmembers
Amani Johnson is running for a seat on the Southfield City Council because he wants to give back to the community that raised him.
As a member of the Southfield City Council, Amani will fight to make housing more accessible for residents of all ages; to give small businesses opportunities to expand into the city’s central business districts; to increase collaboration with Southfield Public Schools; and to incentivize home-ownership in our community. Amani will take a stand against complacent politicians and give our residents the Southfield they deserve.
Amani has worked in the offices of Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, State Representative Jeremy Moss, and City Administrator Fred Zorn. He has also served on the Southfield Parks and Recreation Board since 2016.
Amani graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Science in Public and Nonprofit Administration in May of 2018, and currently works as a substitute teacher. Despite his age, Amani has had more experience in local government and is more qualified than most candidates for this position. Being a second generation Southfield resident, he understands the needs of his peers and wants to fight for them at City Hall.