Bruce Johnson is not your typical political candidate. He is a trial attorney running as an independent to send a message that under his administration, the State’s Attorney Office will be run independently of political influence. The State’s Attorney Office represents all residents of Prince George’s County-voters and non-voters, Democrats, Republicans and Independents. We all want the same thing, safe and thriving communities in Prince George’s County.”
Bruce is a native Prince Georgian, who has never run for a political office. Bruce grew up in Clinton, Maryland and attended Surrattsville High School where he excelled in academics and on the football field.
Once graduating from college, Mr. Johnson was accepted to law school at the University of Maryland where, even as a young student, he earned accolades for his trial advocacy.
After law school, Mr. Johnson worked personally under the tutelage of a trial judge for a year before joining the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Mr. Johnson worked there for almost 5 years, spending the majority of his time in the violent crimes division, ensuring that some of the most violent offenders in the County were held accountable for their actions.
In 1998, Mr. Johnson was lured away from the State’s Attorney Office and joined a prestigious law firm as a litigator and began representing clients throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. In 2000, Mr. Johnson opened his own law practice in Bowie, Maryland and has operated his own practice for 18 years focusing on criminal and business law in the state and federal courts of MD, DC and VA. In addition to the state and federal courts, Mr. Johnson has served as an Army JAG officer defending soldiers charged with violating military law.
In addition to his law degree, Mr. Johnson earned an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, which has been instrumental in helping him successfully operate his own law practice for the past18 years.
In addition to his role husband and father, Bruce gives back to the community. He has served as a counselor to inner city youth and as a little league baseball coach in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.