Eric Anthony Johnson
Personal Life and Career
Johnson was born and raised in New Orleans and attended Walter L. Cohen Sr. High School, where he was school vice president and a member of the basketball team. Growing up with a single mother, Johnson credits much of his success to community programs and institutions including Kingsley House, Holy Ghost Church (Now St. Catherine Drexel), the New Orleans Library System and the Loyola University of New Orleans Upward Bound Program.
"Growing up as a product of a single mother in a challenging urban environment, his informative years were shaped in large part by the many cultural and civic treasures of New Orleans," his campaign website states.
After high school, Johnson attended junior college in Florida on a basketball scholarship and enrolled in the US Army. While finishing his time serving for the Army National Guard, Johnson earned his Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice from Washburn University.  He later attended Minnesota State University Mankato and received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration.