Eric Johnson was appointed DeKalb Township Supervisor on December 8, 2010 and was elected to a full term in April of 2013. Since his appointment Eric has been actively searching for ways the township can be more efficient while expanding high quality, cost effective services to the residents of DeKalb Township. Eric is also an active member of the DeKalb community serving as a board member on the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, a DeKalb Chamber Ambassador, and as a board member of DeKalb County Adventure Works, Inc. In 2011 Eric was named to the State Treasurer’s Local Government Advisory Committee by Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Eric was previously elected to the DeKalb County Board (2002-2006) and, at the time, was one of the youngest elected officials in the state. While on the County Board he was chosen by the County Board Chairman to serve as Chairman of an ad-hoc committee, formed to rewrite the county board operating rules. Eric was subsequently appointed to the DeKalb Township Board (2003 – 2005), and served concurrently on both legislative bodies.
Eric received a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 2005 and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in 2010. He is also an alumnus of the NIU College of Law Agen, France Program; a study abroad program that focuses on European Union Law and the French Legal System. Eric and his wife Jennifer reside in the city of DeKalb with their son Benjamin and daughter Estelle.