Attorney James Johnson joins race for District 2 City Commission

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2015
James Johnson. Source:

James Johnson. Source:

James Johnson, a local attorney, has entered the race for District 2 City Commission.

Johnson said a more formal announcement will be forthcoming. Johnson is with the  Knight Johnson firm.

According to the biography on his company webpage:

Mr. Johnson is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate, lending, and construction disputes. Mr. Johnson represents and advises regional and national clients in litigation involving contract and payment disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and business divorces. Prior to forming Knight Johnson, Mr. Johnson worked for the law firm of Morris, Manning, and Martin. Mr. Johnson has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Business Litigation for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also recognized as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” in Business Litigation by Georgia Trends Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Brian Smith, the current chairman of the city of Decatur’s Zoning Board of Appeals, has also announced his intention to run for the District 2 seat. The seat was previously held by Kecia Cunningham, who recently resigned.

The city commission elections will be Nov. 3.

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  • Steve Vogel

    Hmmm. So far I don’t see nearly the civic credentials of Mr Smith. Best wishes to both.

    • Chris Billingsley

      Thanks Steve. I agree with you and want to see more, not only civic achievements but also positions on the important issues. Hopefully he and Ms. White will open a Facebook page and/or a campaign site soon.

      • Steve Vogel

        He’s not running against Ms White.

        • Nancy Wilkinson

          Isn’t she running for the School Board? I’d like to see more of her positions and qualifications as well. I’ve seen people speaking highly of her but I am still not sure what experience she brings other than volunteering at her kids’ schools and some recent community organizing. The people responsible for spending over $50 million of our tax dollars each year really need as much experience as possible.

          • Steve Vogel

            Yes, and Mr Johnson is running for City Commission. Chris’ comment was a little confusing.

  • Steve and Chris: I expect to have my campaign site on-line by end of weekend. Stay tuned. I’d also be happy to grab a beer with you and discuss my positions and goals.

    • Chris Billingsley

      Thanks Mr. Johnson. Prior to my most recent visit to the family physican, I would have gladly exchanged my vote for a good beer at Trackside Tavern but alas, I must decline. There is also the issue of my residence on the north side of town . However I wish you the best of luck and hope your campaign site contains more than the typical Decatur candidate’s love of diversity. I admire all those who run for office and those who currently serve. The future of Decatur, as well as Georgia, depends upon those who volunteer to serve as elected representatives and those of us who elect.
      May God continue to bless you and the other candudates, the great state of Georgia, and the United States of America.

  • Rob

    How long has James lived in Decatur?

    • Since April 2006. I live on South Candler Street.

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