Johnson said she wants to work with the commission and the administration to recruit businesses, create jobs and improve quality of life.
The southeast DeKalb district is the largest in the county, covering 83 square miles. With 1,725 residents per square mile, it’s the least dense district in the county.
Besides attracting business, Johnson also hopes MARTA will extend its rail system eastward along Interstate 20 so that it reaches to Stonecrest Mall.
Johnson won a special election in July, filling the seat that had been vacant since former Commissioner Lee May became DeKalb's interim CEO two years ago.