It was the first time he has run for an office and Dan Johnson came out the winner on Tuesday in the Republican race for House District 4. He received 55 percent of the primary election vote, defeating outgoing Cache County Councilmember Greg Merrill.
After the votes were counted, Johnson was asked what his first thought was after learning he had been successful in the primary.
“People can vote, they get to make a choice and they have. I’m just so thankful for the people I got to meet,” said Johnson Tuesday evening, “for their stories I got to hear, and for the opportunity that now lies in front of me. I promised people that I would connect with them and I would stay connected once in the state legislature.”
Johnson said he has learned a lot along the campaign trail, visiting with voters all over Logan City.
“We walked and we talked,” said Johnson. “We knocked on doors. I visited with people and the thing I thought about is, ‘I need to continue to do that. I made a promise to people.’
“We got a lot of small donations from people. It doesn’t matter if it was $5 or $10. To me that means a lot.”
Johnson said if elected he intends to keep all of the promises he has made during the campaign. Johnson now faces Democrat Josh Brundage in the general election which will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. Johnson and Brundage are running to replace Dr. Ed Redd who is not seeking re-election.