I want to tell two stories about Clark Johnson.
When our twins were eight, my wife and I attended a convention in the Twin Cities. We had taken the boys along; when one of us was attending sessions, the other would watch them.
One afternoon there was a session we both wanted to attend. Clark Johnson was at the convention as well, and we mentioned this to him. Without a second thought, Clark said, “I’ll watch them for you. In fact, I’ll take them to the Twins game. Have they ever been to a Twins game?”
They hadn’t. Clark took them to the Twins game, it was the first baseball game they ever attended, and they remember it today.
Story number two:
Recently I happened to mention to a co-worker that Clark Johnson was running for state representative in House District 19A.
“Oh,” she said, “he was one of my favorite professors at MSU. I was taking a geography class when the assigned professor had to drop out. Clark took over the class even though he wasn’t a geographer and did a fantastic job.”
This is the essence of Clark Johnson: Giving, generous, selfless, and able to step into just about any situation and do a fantastic job.
Clark Johnson is just the kind of person we need in our state Legislature.