Cydney E. Johnson

Democratic Candidate for Saint Louis School Board

Introduction & Bio

Cydney E. Johnson is a third generation small business owner of Dorothy’s Cleaners in Hamilton Heights Neighborhood. Cydney grew up in Walnut Park, currently living in Baden, regularly attending Jennings Mason C.O.G.I.C. where he began his journey with Christ at the age of five. Having lived in a host of areas in the St. Louis area, Cydney is led by faith and understands what is at stake in Jefferson if proper representation is not set in place on behalf of the people. Cydney attended Kansas State University and sat on the Student Government Association as a Senator every year attended. During his summers interning with Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay in his St. Louis office and in D.C.  Continuing his service into the community, Cydney has been organizing in his community since 2012 as well as organizing on behalf of the Democratic Socialist of America. In 2017 Cydney sat as Co-chair of the St. Louis local branch of DSA, where he created the Afro Socialist Caucus and is a member of the national caucus based in New York. His presence in the DSA is specifically to organize and support the union workers, poor, and disenfranchised in his community. Each of his platform issues represent something he has personally experienced while living in this district. He is a product of the desegregation program: which gives him the drive and the perspective to get city schools on the same level as the ones in Chesterfield. Without question, he will work tirelessly to make sure city schools have enough funding for students to thrive, and to ensure STEM education is a priority when it comes to budgeting for education.

 

These are troubling times for our district, despite systemic issues, structural inequities and overwhelming felling of oppression from a system that has shown no interest in our growth he have the highest hopes for the St. Louis. Cydney knows that we can tackle these issues that plague us daily. Together we can restructure the entire system. And he knows this wholeheartedly. Not only was he was raised right here in the district, his survival in this city is entirely thanks to the beautiful people that live here. He knows truly just how strong, kind, and resilient these communities can be when they are well taken care of, and not left as an afterthought. St. Louis made him who he is, and now he’s ready to return the favor and take the opportunity to bring some real changes to the statehouse.

 

  • Selective Service Board Member
  • Attended SLPS
  • Operator of family-owned northside business, Dorothy’s Cleaners
  • Prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure a smooth transition to return school board governance to the people

Paid for by the committee to elect Cydney Johnson, Donte Steele Treasurer