Demnlus Johnson, III

City Council
Title: Councilmember
Phone: 510-620-6568
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ABOUT DEMNLUS JOHNSON III                                                     


Demnlus Johnson III is the CA Policy & Government Relations Manager for Jumpstart for Young Children. In the past he’s worked as a School Community Outreach Worker at Richmond High school. Prior to elected to the Richmond City Council in 2018, Johnson served as the Chair of the city’s Economic Development Commission as well as a Commissioner on the Community Police Review Commission. He also served on several Planning Committees and Boards of Directors. 

Johnson serves as the Chair of the North Richmond Mitigation Fee Committee, Vice Chair of the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, and President of the Black Elected Officials.

Early Life/ Education


Demnlus Johnson III was born on November 8th, 1992 at Brookside Hospital in San Pablo, California. As a child he lived in both the Iron Triangle and John F. Kennedy Manor. 

Johnson received his early education at Easter Hill preschool before continuing onto Stege Elementary and Portola Junior High School. He also spent a period of his upbringing in Pittsburg, California where he would graduate as Class President from Pittsburg High in 2010. Johnson attended Saint Mary’s College of California his freshman year and went on to transfer to Howard University in the fall of 2011. 

While at Howard University, Johnson majored in Communications and minored in Africana Studies. Upon graduating from Howard University in 2015 Johnson received his Bachelors of Arts degree as well as the department’s Exemplar Award and Chair’s Award. Johnson would go on to continue his education at the University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy where he received his Master degree in Public Policy.

Today, Johnson lives in Richmond, California where he is the Parrain (godfather) of three amazing young people. Demnlus Johnson III is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.


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