Eric Johnson For Gilbert Unified School District 41 Governing Board
Faith, Family, and Freedom
• Protect Teachers’ Jobs
• Improve Quality Education
• Defend the Taxpayer from Wasteful and Unnecessary Spending
Eric Johnson is a resident of Sonoma Ranch housing development in Gilbert, Arizona. He and his wife have two children. Their oldest child is enrolled in a special-needs program in the Gilbert Unified School District. His second child will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2013.
Eric was born in Dinuba, California in 1966 and was reared in San Diego. He moved to the East Valley in 2001.
Eric serves on the Board of Directors for Indian Hills Camp located in San Diego County. Indian Hills Camp is Christian-based and serves children of various ages in countries all over the world. Eric has taught many classes at the camp, including survival training, gun safety, rattlesnake first aid, California Indian history, and the California Gold Rush. Prior to being appointed to the Board, Eric served as a program assistant working with Schools, the YMCA, The Girl Scouts, and The Boy Scouts of America.
Eric’s professional expertise is in software automation development. He is trained in 12 different computer languages and has worked for such companies as Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Mitchell International, and SAIC. Eric was also a Field Engineer for Stellcom, working on-site at Websense and San Diego Gas and Electric – Sempra Energy Company. As a Software Automation Developer, Eric’s primary objective was to develop automation software to reduce testing time and costs associated with development of software products.
Eric’s background also includes working as a Government Liaison Officer in San Diego with the American Red Cross Disaster Services. Eric was on standby 24 hours a day seven days a week in the event of a local, state, or national emergency to provide relief services for those affected in a disaster situation. He has opened and managed several disaster shelters in San Diego.
Since January of 2007 Eric has been a Legislative Liaison for Senator Russell Pearce, former President of the Arizona Senate.
Eric’s diverse background, including technical software computer development in the private sector, legislative and government work, disaster relief, and children’s services throughout the world has prepared and inspired him to be effective as a governing board member for Gilbert Public Schools. He is very excited about this new opportunity to serve his community.