Elder Johnson, IV

Elder Johnson IV

Elder Johnson, Candidate for Board of Education District 9

Elder Johnson is running to be the next member of the Board of Education from District 9 in Athens, Georgia.

Johnson’s website

Signature Issues

Johnson’s main issues as listed on his website include transparency, inclusion and safety, meaning primarily fighting gangs and gang culture.


Elder is the father of two children in the Clarke County School District and is a Verizon sales associate.


APN interviewed Elder Johnson and his opponent, Mark Evans, about their run for school board.

Johnson also went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in March shortly after he announced that he was running for school board.

Political Affiliation

Primary Ballots: Johnson once took a Democratic primary ballot in 2008, but most recently (in 2020), he took a non-partisan ballot.
Inferred Party: Independent

See other candidates running in the 2022 election in the Athens-area here.