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Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson

Director of the Democratic Leader's Office

Ohio House of Representatives

Columbus, OH

Director of the Democratic Leader's Office at Ohio House of Representatives

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Ohio House of Representatives

Director of the Democratic Leader's Office

Serves as the Democratic Leader's office director by managing her personal staff, and overseeing all administrative, communication, research and public functions of the Leader's Office.

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Ohio House of Representatives

Senior Legislative Aide to Democratic Leader & State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard

Assisted the Democratic Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives in fulfilling her public obligations by providing support services in the areas of administration, communication, research, and public relations.

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Ohio House of Representatives

Senior Legislative Aide to Democratic Whip & State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard

Assisted the Democratic Whip of the Ohio House of Representatives in fulfilling her obligations by providing support in the areas of administration, communication, research, and public relations.

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Ohio Legislative Service Commission

Legislative Fellow to the House Democratic Caucus

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Young Adult in Global Mission

Recruiter for ELCA Global Mission
• Organized and conducted recruitment visits to universities to recruit young adults to the Young Adults in Global Mission program and Global Mission two-year programs.
• Conducted recruitment efforts at job and volunteer events.
• Initiated contact with career development offices, professors, campus ministries and other universities groups.
• Performed database entry and contact follow-up with professional contacts throughout the Midwestern United States.

Policy Analyst for the Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation
• Analyzed government policies and their impact on informal workers in Johannesburg, and seasonal and short-time workers in surrounding rural areas in South Africa.
• Hosted conferences and forums regarding the informal economy to facilitate increased awareness and dialogue with local and provincial policymakers.
• Edited and reviewed articles concerning workers in the informal economy.

Special Projects Manager for the Lutheran Community Outreach Foundation
• Overhauled the Foundation’s Kids’ Week event from a system originally meant for 75 participants to now accommodate 600 participants.
• Organized, administered and provided logistical support for Kids’ Week three times a year for between 450 and 550 participants.
• Managed 70 volunteer leaders for Kids Week and mentored senior leaders.
• Provided cost management by entertaining, feeding and supplying 550 youths and leaders on a budget of $1,500 for a week.
• Generated community support and involvement in Kids’ Week by overseeing the procurement of food, supplies and equipment donations from local businesses equal to 75 percent of the budget.

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Valparaiso University

Master of Science (M.Sc.), International Business/Trade/Commerce

Xavier University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, Political Science