About Dr. Johnson


Dr. Jermaine Johnson is a community activist, avid volunteer, public servant and current State Representative serving the people of Richland and Kershaw Counties. As a husband and proud father, Jermaine knows the value and importance of giving back to the community that has helped him raise his family and grow as a leader. 
An Advocate
At an early age, Jermaine witnessed firsthand the effects of poverty, gun violence and homelessness. Raised by two working-class parents who struggled with substance abuse and addictions, he was determined to overcome the obstacles he experienced in his childhood and make a better life for himself in the future. So he decided to put in the hard work to achieve his goals. 
A Fighter.
As a gifted athlete, Jermaine used his skills on the basketball court to earn his way to a full scholarship to the College of Charleston. While in college, he became a four-year basketball Letterman and served as captain of the team in his final year. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Communications, he continued his athletic career and was drafted into the NBA’s D-League and went on to play for various teams abroad in Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Portugal. But after years of traveling the world and playing the sport he loved, Jermaine decided that it was time to return home and pursue his other passion of serving others. 
A Hard Worker.
Jermaine continued his educational pursuits and attained a graduate degree in Project Management and a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. After working in the community for several years, he noticed there was a gap in access to employment assistance services in the community. Therefore, Jermaine founded New Economic Beginnings Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit workforce development organization that provides employment and life skill building assistance to underserved citizens in Richland County.
A Servant.
Jermaine is the owner of Dream Team Consulting and an adjunct professor at Webster University in Columbia, SC. He is a member of the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina and a James E. Clyburn Fellow. Former Board of Commissioners for the Richland County Recreation Commission and the Board of Directors for the Richland County Recreation Foundation. He’s the former Third-Vice Chair for the Richland County Democratic Party, Vice Chair of the Young Democrats of the Central Midlands, and Minority Caucus Chair of the Young Democrats of South Carolina. He is a member of St. Johns Baptist Church, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and is a Master Mason at Capital City Lodge 47. He resides in Hopkins, SC with his wife Dr. Evan Patrice Johnson and four children: Jermaine Jr., Khloe, Kobe and newborn baby Kari (Pronounced Carrie).
A Leader.
Jermaine is a man who will continue to fight for every citizen and serve the residents of South Carolina House District 52 with 
A born fighter and leader, he has a plan and a vision for SC House District 52 and is ready to go back to work in 2024. 
Dr. Jermaine Johnson is A Worthy Representative. 

Committed to the Community. Dedicated to Progress.


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