Ken Johnson

For Mayor, City of Muskegon

On November 2, 2021, voters will decide who will best represent them and serve their interests at City Hall. Until then, I will endeavor to earn your votes, just as I’ve sought to earn your trust over the past 8 years as a City Commissioner.


Hi, I’m Ken Johnson. I’m running for Mayor of Muskegon to empower residents, champion progressive policies, support local businesses and promote good governance. I look forward to speaking with residents across Muskegon, answering their questions, addressing their concerns, and receiving their insights. I do much of this already as a commissioner, as I believe such engagement is so important in a representative democracy, but will be making an extra effort in my mayoral campaign.

I’m excited about the prospect of serving our city and its citizens as mayor. Hopefully you are, too!

I welcome you to join me in this electoral pursuit! Follow/like our Facebook page to stay informed. Share campaign posts to help inform others. Please consider contributing your time, talents, and/or treasure to support campaign operations – feel free to follow-up by emailing, messaging our Facebook page, or completing this form.

Also, please contact me with any campaign ideas you have or to share with me your wishes, worries, and priorities about and for the City of Muskegon.


About Ken

Ken’s family roots go deep here, with his family first arriving in Muskegon more than 140 years ago. Like his father, Ken grew up on the City’s east end in the Sheldon Park neighborhood. Ken’s a proud K-12 graduate of Muskegon Public Schools, having attended Oakview Elementary, Steele Middle School, and Muskegon High School – GO BIG REDS!!

After high school, Ken attended The George Washington University, where he earned a dual B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science. He returned to Muskegon over a decade ago, buying a home on the city’s west side, with a desire to help move Muskegon forward and realize more of its awesome potential. He’s been active in the Nims Neighborhood Association, currently serving as its Vice President, and has been an at-large City Commission for the past 8 years. Having returned to Muskegon working remotely as a senior analyst for a global media analysis firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ken has since transitioned to financial planning to serve his community in another way.

Muskegon mayor faces challenge from city commissioner in upcoming election - MLive

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Mayor Steve Gawron is facing a challenge this election from city Commissioner Ken Johnson.

Gawron, who as mayor also is a member of the city commission, has served as Muskegon’s mayor since 2012 after serving as a commissioner for 10 years.