The nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy foundation helps improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African-Americans and other under-served communities.
Johnson, who represents the 4th District that includes portions of DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties, said he is honored to have been elected to help lead the group. His term is for three years.
“I am especially humbled to have been nominated by the late Rep. Donald Payne, our immediate past chair,” he said. Payne died of cancer in March.
In addition to awarding millions of dollars in scholarships, internships and fellowships, the CBCF also supports research and policy initiatives to help lawmakers be more effective. Its Legislative Caucus is its signature event.