Hello, my name is Matt Johnson, and I am running to represent the 3rd District of the Onondaga County Legislature.


I have lived in the East Syracuse-Minoa area all my life, and graduated from ES-M Central High School in 2019, with an Advanced Regents Diploma, and was elected class President during my sophomore, junior and senior years.  I was awarded the 2018 New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award by former Senator John DeFrancisco, as well as the  “Student of the Year Award” from Partners for Education and Business Inc, an affiliate of the Manufacturers Association of CNY.


It was during high school that I became actively involved in politics, first as a volunteer and then as a paid campaign manager. I enjoyed helping candidates promote their ideas and realized that if I wanted to make a similar impact in our community, I would have to run for the County Legislature.


I graduated in December 2020, from Onondaga Community College with an Associates Degree. Currently, I serve as Vice President of Tillie’s Touch, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to mentor children in education and sports. I am also a medical interpreter for La Liga de CNY/The Spanish Action League of CNY. Additionally, I have volunteered for organizations and community initiatives such as St. Matthew's Food Pantry Drives in East Syracuse, Home Headquarters' Block Blitz, Kick for Nick, the Spanish Action League, and Hopeprint.

I am running because I feel our county can do more for its taxpayers. However, not everything in our county needs changing. Lowering taxes for District 3 taxpayers, and the advancement of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) school are examples of our county moving in a positive direction. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement. I humbly ask for your vote if you share my belief that there is more work to be done. Please visit the "Solutions" page to learn more about my platform.


"Together, we can build a better Onondaga County." - Matt Johnson