Senator Mayer's Statement on the Passing of Regent Judith Johnson

Shelley B. Mayer

October 22, 2019

State Senator Shelley B. Mayer, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, said, “The State of New York and the lower Hudson Valley mourn the passing of Regent Judith Johnson. A stalwart for public education and educational equity, Regent Johnson’s contributions to public education statewide and nationally are immeasurable. She was a forward thinker, never hesitating to question existing policies and standards in search of a better way. Regent Johnson believed in building partnerships and had the trust and respect of all of those who worked with her. For me personally, she was a mentor and guide, and I will miss her greatly. My thoughts are with her family.”