Michael (Mike) Johnson is a California Bay Area native that has lived in Carefree since 2005. He became a permanent resident in 2013 and holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from CSUH and an AA Degree from Chabot College. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) who started his career in 1978. The majority of his almost 40 year career was spent as a Chief Financial Officer and Controller in Telecommunications technology startups and public companies. Although Mike says his first love is technology, he was able to take a break from “Silicon Valley” and work for the Oakland Tribune as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Accounting Officer for Itel Rail.
Mike was appointed to the Carefree Town Council in September of 2021 and has worked with the town on various projects since he became a permanent resident. It goes without saying that he believes government should serve all of Carefree and its greater good.