Marion T. Johnson
Marion is a social justice consultant who works with nonprofits and foundations. From leading salary negotiations as the NC Justice Center union chair, to promoting a more democratic process with Durham's participatory budgeting program, Marion has spent her career championing equity, justice, and liberation. She's now running for Durham City Council in Ward 1 on a justice-centered platform, including housing justice, economic justice, and social justice.
As the daughter of Nigerian immigrants raised in North Carolina, Marion is proud and grateful to choose Durham as her home. Durham is at a crossroads, and can become a city that prioritizes unsustainable development in a few areas while neglecting long-standing communities, or an equity-centered city that prioritizes accessibility, affordability, and livability for all. Durham’s future depends on leaders making the right choices, and Marion is running because she has the values and commitment to make those choices.