MOLINE– Democrat Gregg Johnson announced his candidacy for the Illinois 36th Senate District seat.

Johnson, a Rock Island native, formally announced his run on Thursday, July 20 at the Moline Township Activity Center.

“The leaders in Springfield have been letting us down for decades now and i think we need to send people to Springfield that are actually going to solve the problems of everyday people,” he said.

Johnson is a 34-year member of AFSCME Local 46 and was elected President of the local in 2010.