I am currently the 1st Ward Alderman on the Hudson Common Council. I chair the Police Committee and the Youth, Education, Seniors & Recreation Committee. As chair, I have successfully facilitated difficult community conversations and pushed for better and more effective services for Hudson residents.
I grew up in Hudson. I graduated from Columbia Greene Community College in 2005, and from SUNY New Paltz in 2007, with degrees in History and Early Childhood Education.
I currently work as Co-Director of the Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, a non-profit organization that supports children growing up in the Hudson City School District. I’m the Coordinator of POPS, a community fatherhood initiative. And I’m a co-host of the Drive Time Radio Show on WGXC: 90.7-FM.
I am also a devoted father to Asia, an amazing 10 year old!
An equitable city
Transparent and inclusive governance
Housing access and affordability
Support for residents facing high property taxes
Safe streets and improved public infrastructure
Addressing the opioid crisis
Connecting local residents with employment opportunities and workforce development
Supporting our city’s youth, from cradle to career
Community police relations
Unions Endorse Kamal Johnson
Kamal Johnson is endorsed by the Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation (HVALF).
HVALF represents 113,000 union families across Columbia and six other Hudson Valley counties. Kamal’s experience with workforce development, education, and community development will help grow Hudson’s economy and benefit people across income levels.
NY Working Families Party
names Kamal “Progressive Champion”
Kamal Johnson is endorsed by the New York Working Families Party (NYWFP). “The Working Families Party endorsement is like a progressive seal of approval. It means these candidates can be counted on to fight for us on the issues that matter most,” says NYWFP.
The party also named Kamal Johnson as one of 32 “Progressive Champions” across NY State. “These 32 candidates are some of the brightest stars of New York’s progressive movement and are changing local politics as we know it.”
New York State Young Democrats endorse Kamal
Kamal Johnson is endorsed by the New York State Young Democrats, the official youth arm of the New York State Democratic Committee. "Kamal Johnson represents a new generation of leadership for our party, and will be a great mayor for Hudson," says Paolo Cremidis, Rural Caucus Chair of the New York State Young Democrats.
The Hudson City Democratic Committee endorses Kamal
Kamal Johnson is endorsed by the Hudson City Democratic Committee.
"Kamal Johnson, working with the rest of the Democratic nominees, will carry out the Hudson Democrats' mission of 'Progress for All'" says Michael Chameides, Hudson 3rd Ward Supervisor and Hudson Democrat Treasurer. "They will be working for a more inclusive city that meets the needs of all of our residents."
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Endorses Kamal
Kamal Johnson is endorsed by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
With over 400,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Florida, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation.
“Kamal’s distinguished record of service demonstrates his commitment to the rights of workers, quality healthcare, and numerous other issues of importance to the nursing, home, hospital, and home care workers represented by the 1199SEIU,” says Maurice Brown, the union’s Political Director.
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These candidates support Kamal’s platform for an equitable city:
Kamal Johnson - Mayor
Tom DePietro - Common Council President
Rebecca Wolff - 1st Ward Alderwoman
Willette Jones - 2nd Ward Supervisor
Tiffany Garriga - 2nd Ward Alderwoman
Calvin Lewis - 3rd Ward Alderman
Shershah Mizan - 3rd Ward Alderman
Linda Mussman - 4th Ward Supervisor
Malachi Walker - 4th Ward Alderman
John Rosenthal - 4th Ward Alderman