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(February 25, 2014-Greensboro) Lisa Yvonne Johnson-Tonkins, a local Assistant District Attorney, has decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and enter the political arena. Johnson-Tonkins, the eldest daughter of Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson was accompanied by her mother, to file for the Office of Clerk of Superior Court on Wednesday, February 19.
“At first, I was reluctant about running. I believe I can do the job of Clerk and do it well,” said Johnson-Tonkins. She is excited about the opportunity to run and is just hoping, “people will get out and vote on May 6 for the Primary.”
Johnson-Tonkins, like her mother, is a native of Greensboro, Guilford County. She was educated in the public school system. She graduated from law school in 2003 and has been practicing law ever since. Johnson-Tonkins began practicing law with the firm Hunter, Higgins but decided she wanted to become a public servant and began working for the District Attorney’s Office in 2006. She is married to Elbert “JT” Tonkins, Jr. and they have three children.
Johnson-Tonkins is a member of the Greensboro Bar Association, a member of the Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers, a Sustaining member of The Junior League of Greensboro, a member and former National President of The Drifters, Incorporated and Trustee Member of Providence Baptist Church.
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