Chris johnson

Position Sought

Attorney General, Delaware



Date of Primary Election

September 6, 2018

Date of General Election

November 6, 2018

Attorney General, Delaware

Chris began his legal career by representing low-income criminal and family law defendants who could not afford legal representation. After his time in private practice, he served as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Wilmington Law Department, where he represented the mayor’s office and city council. While there, he drafted public safety and violence reduction legislation, including the city’s first-ever body camera policy and comprehensive firearms control legislation. If he is elected, his top priorities include ending mass incarceration, working to reduce the high rate of recidivism, and establishing fairer bail policies that would effectively end cash bail. Of the four Democrats running in the primary, Chris was the only candidate to pledge both to instruct prosecutors in the state not to seek the death penalty and to oppose efforts to reinstate the death penalty. He has been endorsed by the Working Families Party, the Political Revolution, and Delaware United. Additionally, he has received the Gun Sense Candidate designation from Moms Demand Action.

"Mr. Johnson is committed to taking action to end the school-to-prison pipeline and mass incarceration, and increasing diversity in state departments. He is a true progressive." –Glen from Newark

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