FORESTVILLE - Kevin Johnson is running unopposed for the position of mayor of Forestville on March 18. He received and accepted the nominations of the Democratic Party on Jan. 23 and the Republican Party on Jan. 28.
Johnson moved to Forestville in 1974 with his parents Kenneth L. and Norma (Remson) Johnson. He graduated from Forestville Central High School in 1976 and from the D'Youville College's School of Nursing in 1984.
Johnson married Jodi Nederland in 1985 and they have two children, Kyal and Lynsey. After a career in the United States Air Force, the Johnsons bought a house on Lodi Street in Forestville in 2010.
Johnson is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience. He is also a retired Air Force officer and Iraqi War veteran.
"I was entrusted with the lives of over 3,600 men and women being medically evacuated from Iraq," Johnson explained.
He is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post 953 and the Western New York Nurses Association.
Johnson currently works as the weekend nursing supervisor in an area skilled nursing facility.
"During my tenure as a member of the board of trustees and deputy mayor I have worked to put Forestville on track to meet the expectations of its citizens. I think people want transparency in what is done with their tax dollars and fees paid. The board must be a good steward of the tax dollars entrusted to them. Forestville is facing many problems in the near future and we must ensure the right things are done to solve them and prevent them from happening again," Johnson said.
Voting will take place on March 18 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Forestville Municipal Building, 18 Chestnut St.