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Candidate, West Virginia State Governor, 2012 Candidate, United States Senate, 2010 Candidate, West Virginia State Governor, 2011 Candidate, West Virginia House of Delegates, District 32, 2010 Candidate, Governor of West Virginia, 2004, 2008 Candidate, United States Senate, West Virginia, 2006
Freelance Writer/Lecturer, present Lobbyist, present Owner/Manager, Charleston Playhouse Emergency Medical Technician, Kanawha Valley Ambulance Services President, New River Entertainment, Incorporated Director of Acquisitions, Phoenix Home Video Film Maker, Project Talk Back, United States Department of Education President, West Virginia Investment, Limited Liability Company
Member, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Member, American Federation of TV and Radio Artists Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America Member, Film Makers Guild Member, Kanawha Players/Charleston Stage Company Member, Screen Actors Guild Advisory Board, West Virginia International Film Festival
Jesse Johnson, instrumental in helping to mobilize the Mountain Party nearly 10 years ago, and keeping the third party ballot option alive in West Virginia. He is a two time Mountain Party nominee for Governor and 2008 Green Party candidate for President. In 2004 without the benefit of any corporate financial support he received 18,430 votes (2.48%) and then in 2008 making US history as the only third party nominee for Governor to have received over 31,000 votes or 4.48% of voter support.
The only third party candidate to have ever received a historic endorsement from the Sierra Club in it's 116 years of existence.
Endorsed by the Former Senator Mike Gravel, Alaska in 2008 for Governor of WV and in 2010 for United States Senator.
Endorsed for United States Senate by Former Congressman and Secretary of State, WV, Ken Hechler. Who refers to Mr. Johnson as the "ultimate solution" for West Virginia in the fight to eliminate Mountain Top Removal Mining in WV.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
Jesse rallies behind his message asking, Sick enough yet of having only a two corporate political party power system that is robbing you, your children and grandchildren of their future???Ignoring the Constitution, Wall Street bailouts, wars for profit, prisons for profit, selling your private banking and medical information, health care sellouts to pharmaceutical and insurance lobbies, private corporate armies, domestic spying, privatization and poisoning of our water sources? If you are then Jesse Johnson, Mountain Party, GPUS affiliate is your answer to fill the WV US Senate seat of the late Robert C. Byrd.