Welcome to Carole Johnson for Richmond City Council 2018

About Me

I am happily married, with three beautiful daughters and a handsome son. Although I'm originally from San Francisco, I've lived in Richmond since 1996. I earned my Bachelor's Degree In Criminal Justice (2008) and my Paralegal Certificate (2010) from SF State University.   In 2007, after the gun-related deaths of 2 of my cousins and a good friend from Contra Costa College, I got involved with a group of mothers (and others) affected by gun violence.  I also served, for 3 years, with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as the West Contra Costa County chapter president, and was also active with a similar organization in San Francisco, conducting outreach to inmates in the SF County jails and in San Quentin State Prison. Since 2011, I have been active with Richmond Ceasefire (reducing gun violence in Richmond), the Safe Return team (advocating for formerly incarcerated people), ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), the Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition, and Richmond's Homeless Task Force.  In addition, I served on Richmond's Human Rights/Human Relations Commission from 2013-2015.  I have been a faithful member of the Garden of Peace Ministries since 2013, assisting in outreach to our homeless neighbors and to inmates at the West County Detention Facility.  Serving on the City Council will allow me to take my passion and advocacy to the next level.        

Issues I Support

Reducing Homelessness

Low Income/Affordable Housing

Quality Resources for Formerly Incarcerated People

Increasing Trust Between Police and Community Members

Boosting Richmond's Economy

Environmental Protection

Issues I Oppose


ICE Raids

Proposed Border Wall

Privatizing Education

Private Jails/Prisons

Corporate Money in Politics

My Platform

Serving Our Community

Since 2007, I have been active in grassroots efforts to make our beautiful city safer for all residents. If I am elected to the City Council, I will be a stronger voice for those who are marginalized in our society, including, but not limited to, homeless and/or formerly incarcerated people, as well as people suffering from mental illness and/or addictions. Together, we can help Richmond live up to its potential of truly being the City of Pride and Purpose.


United By A Common Goal

We all desire a more comfortable and accessible place to live, work, shop, and play for ourselves and our loved ones.  I know the value of collaborating with individuals and organizations to make these goals a reality.  That's why I'm confident you will elect me to the Richmond City Council.  

Get Involved

I can't win this race without your cooperation. Canvassing, phone-banking, word-of-mouth, and donating are all excellent ways of helping us achieve our goals for Richmond together.  

Endorsements (Partial list)

Rodney Alamo Brown - Community Organizer, Richmond Native

Duane Chapman - (Retired) Homeless Ombudsman, Contra Costa County

Marilyn Langlois - Chair, Planning Commission

Kathy Robinson - Homeless Advocate, retired schoolteacher

Tracy Reed - Health Educator

Andres Abarra - Health Services Advocate

Clarence Ford - Policy Advocate for formerly incarcerated college students

Adam Kruggel - Community Organizer

DeWanda Joseph - Grief Support Services Advocate

Jonny Perez - Meditation Instructor, former Community Organizer 

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Carole Johnson for Richmond City Council 2018