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Who is Larry Johnston?

April 16, 2014

Incumbent candidate for the District 1 Board of Supervisors, Larry Johnston, at the dais at the Mono County Courthouse in Bridgeport. Photo/George Shirk

Larry Johnson, 63, first came to Mammoth in 1988 and founded his own business, L.K. Johnston Associates, and has been involved in strategic planning in both the private and public sectors.

 

He was elected to the Mono County Board of Supervisors in 2010.

 

Johnston wrote the Town’s first Parks and Recreation Element. Also, he prepared the Town’s first Trails Master Plan and secured funding, helped conceptualize the layout for the Schools Bikepath, the Meridian Trail, the Mammoth Creek Bikepath, the Shady Rest Park Bikepath, the Lodestar (now Sierra Star) Bikepath, the Aspen Creek Bikepath, the S.R. 203 Bikepath, the Main Street Promenade, as well as three trail under crossings at Old Mammoth Road, Meridian Blvd., and S.R. 203.

 

His mother came to California from Arkansas during the Dustbowl years, along with nine other family members, on a flatbed truck. She worked as a fruit picker in Santa Clara County and later, having learned how to weld, she became a Rosie the Riveter worker during World War II. His father was a barber and a war veteran.

 

“My mother lived in tents for part of her early youth, but she picked herself up by her bootstraps. She had a great work ethic. I didn’t know how poor I was growing up. So I have a great work ethic and I think that’s proven.”

 

He describes his interests as road cycling, golf, skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and canoeing.

Johnston’s campaign website is situated at johnstonforsupervisor.com.

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