Jillian Johnson

Durham City Council, At-Large


Jillian will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Durham


Jillian Johnson is an at-large city council member in Durham, NC and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore. She is a long-time community activist, board game addict, and mother of two. Jillian was first elected in 2015 on a platform of racial, economic, and environmental justice, police accountability, equitable development, broadening democracy, and centering the voices of those who are most impacted by the issues facing Durham. In her first four years of office, she spearheaded the implementation of Durham’s first participatory budgeting program, created a race equity task force to explore ways the city can advance racial equity through public policy, and passed a $15/hr minimum wage for full time city workers. Jillian is running for re-election in order to continue her work to make Durham a place where everyone can thrive.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Jillian will continue to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in Durham.

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