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Latest updates from the campaign:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 12:00 PM

Kevin Johnson sworn in as 24th Tazewell County State's Attorney

It was an honor to be sworn in as the 24th Tazewell County State's Attorney on December 1st. Thank you to my family, friends and colleagues who attended the ceremony and especially he citizens of Tazewell County who granted me the privilege. 


Thursday, November 24, 2022 8:56 AM

The Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions 2022

Pleased to be a sponsor of The Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions in support of and honoring my friend and colleague Matt Jones who, along with his family, is fighting the good fight against GBM. Thanks to the Board of Directors of the KBM T of C, all of the sponsors and the many volunteers for all of their time and effort to put on this world class event. If you like high school basketball, Washington is the place to be through Saturday to watch national and local talent. Good basketball for a great cause!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:00 AM

Kevin Johnson elected as Tazewell County State's Attorney

Thank you to the voters of Tazewell County for granting me the privilege of leading the State's Attorney's office for another two years. Thank you to my family, friends and supporters who assisted and inspired my campaign. On to 2024!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:25 PM

Meet & Greet in Morton

Thanks to supporters, friends and family for joining me at Freedom Hall in Morton for a Meet & Greet on October 6th, 2022. Special thanks to our hosts, Mark and Kim Johnson, the event planners, Donna Johnson and Kim Johnson, and to JaM Acoustic (Jacob and Molly) for providing the entertainment. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:27 PM

East Peoria Council Meeting- September 20th, 2022

Thanks to East Peoria Mayor Kahl and Commissioners Decker, Hill, Mingus and Sutherland for inviting me on September 20th, 2022 to speak in support of the City of East Peoria Resolution 2223-072 regarding the amendment of the SAFE-T Act. 

Monday, September 19, 2022 6:50 PM

Kevin is sworn in as Tazewell County State's Attorney

September 19th, 2022-

Sworn in as Tazewell County State's Attorney. Thank you to Chief Judge Gorman and congratulations to new Resident Circuit Judge Umholtz. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022 6:56 PM

Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade

Another great parade Saturday at the Morton Pumpkin Festival. Even better weather and a bigger crowd than last Saturday. Thanks to my P Fest Parade hype squad/candy and emory board slingers: Bob, Mitch, Mandy, Jackson & Georgia Brown, Mike Green, Caelyn Deeb, Paige Theobald, Allison and Brandon Geber, Aliesha (Dance Machine) Graves, Mara, Blake, Fitz & Maeve Mishler, Jenny & Ava Hancock, Cassandra & Baby Girl Mullikin, Camron, Amber & Adalynn Johnson, Holden Fairfield & Kaitlyn Benson, Mark & Kim Johnson. Thanks to my sideline support- Ryan, Katie, Will, Grant & Audrey Johnson, Anna & Austin Reedy, Becca Lee, Sara, Greg, Nora, Tanner & Asher Roth, Gayle & Steve Hough, Megan, Brad & Brock Armintrout, Marissa & Adam Sheley, Molly Hough & Blake Long. Special thanks to our pre and post parade host, Stu & Cindy Umholtz and Parade Master (and best wife in the known universe) Donna Johnson. 





Friday, September 16, 2022 10:40 AM

Morton Pumpkin Festival Pancake Breakfast

The only thing better than pumpkin pancakes is pumpkin pancakes at the Morton Pumpkin Festival with your big brother. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 5:00 PM

Kevin speaks at the recent meeting of the Tazewell County Republican Women

The motto of the Tazewell County Republican Women is "Educate. Empower. Encourage." I was honored to be invited to give a presentation on the SAFE-T Act to these dedicated and motivated women on September 12th. If you are interested in bettering your community through the political process, please consider joining this worthwhile, and fun, organization. 


Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:36 PM

Pekin Marigold Festival Parade

Great day for a parade. Good weather and a big crowd. Special thanks to my hype squad/candy slingers (Donna Johnson, Mike Green, Jenny Hancock, Ava Hancock, Mara and Maeve Mishler, Jessica Holmes, Wes, Stacey and Nash Blumenshine, Cassandra Mullikin, Christina Payne).

Thursday, September 1, 2022 1:25 PM

Kevin Johnson slated for Tazewell County State's Attorney

On April 8, 2022, Resident Circuit Judge Gilfillan retired and State's Attorney Umholtz ran unopposed in the June primary to fill Judge Gilfillan's seat. Being unopposed in the November, 2022 general election, on July 11, 2022,  State's Attorney Umholtz submitted his resignation as Tazewell County State's Attorney effective on or about November 30, 2022. Due to the timing of State's Attorney Umholtz's resignation, his position would have to be filled through the slating process. At the Tazewell County Republican Convention on July 27, 2022, I was slated by the Republican precinct committee persons to be the Republican candidate for State's Attorney in the November, 2022 general election.


On August 23, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed State's Attorney Umholtz as the Tazewell County Resident Judge as of September 19, 2022 and on August 23, 2022, the Tazewell County Board passed a resolution appointing me as the interim State's Attorney as of September 19, 2022.

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