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Gregory L. Johnson

Council Member City Council
Phone: (520) 439-2140
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Biography

Gregory L. Johnson has been a resident of Sierra Vista since 2006 when he took a job as a felony prosecutor, Deputy County Attorney for the Cochise County Attorney’s Office.  He has always been active in the communities in which he lived but never as an elected official.  His academic credentials are a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from North Park University (1968, Chicago), a M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University (1972, DeKalb, IL), and a Juris Doctor (Law) degree from John Marshall Law School (1991, Chicago).

He is a United States Marine Corps veteran 1969 to 1971 attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5).  After discharge he took over leadership of his family business, a 95-unit hotel property for over 30 years.  He served on various tourism and hospitality boards, and chambers of commerce board.  He served as an Economic Development Commission member and Zoning Board of Appeals in Des Plaines, IL.  After selling the business he moved to Vermont and became an Associate Professor at the College of St. Joseph (Rutland) teaching hospitality, management, and legal courses at the college.  In Vermont he served on the Pittsford Zoning Board of Adjustment.

In 2006 he answered a job posting of Cochise County for a felony prosecutor position and moved to Sierra Vista.  He subsequently served the citizens of Cochise County until retirement in 2013.  Since retirement he volunteers with the Sierra Vista Police Department and serves as the Cochise County Hearing Officer for code and zoning violations.  His hobbies include reading, computers (Apple guy), photography, recreational shooting, and amateur radio.  He is a member of the American Legion, Post 52 and the Cochise Gun Club.