Rep. Johnson takes oath for third term

OATH: Dawn Johnson watches her husband, state Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, take the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr., with the help of their family friend, Jim Keysor of Harrison. The ceremonial swearing-in took place in the House chamber on Jan. 14.

The third-term lawmaker represents Arenac, Clare, Gladwin and part of Osceola counties. Residents of the 97th House District can contact Johnson toll free at 1-855-JOELJ-97 (1-855-563-5597), by email at, through his website,, or by mail, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48933.