Over and out: Jeff Johnson sets date for political retirement

Two-time GOP nominee for governor is moving on after commissioner term expires

November 13, 2018 - 6:32 am

Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson now knows when he'll retire from politics.  

The two-time GOP nominee for Minnesota governor told the StarTribune that he'll step down in 2020 when his term as commissioner expires.  

Johnson has lost the last two races for governor, in 2014 to Mark Dayton and Nov. 6 to Tim Walz.

In a Facebook posting following the election, Johnson admitted that "losing stinks" and that it's time to move on from politics.

But he wasn't specific about when that would be.

Johnson is 51 years old and in his third term on the Hennepin County board of commissioners.