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Johnson currently works as a family resource specialist, connecting at risk youth with resources to assist and empower them in their personal and academic lives. This comes after a stint as a youth counselor in his home city of Harrisburg.

At 27, Hanif is the youngest magisterial district judge in the entire state of Pennsylvania. During his campaign for the elected position, he shared how some residents discredited him because of his age, but he continued to run. Johnson empathizes with young people and believes in their abilities to achieve great success. He’s determined to help them reach higher levels through strategic programming and hands-on, interactive activities.


Johnson was a stellar student-athlete. In high school, he was a definite standout on the Harrisburg High School Track and Field Team, accumulating an assortment of honors. He was named 2007 PIAA Triple Jump State Champion prior to graduating from from Harrisburg High School: SciTech Campus in 2008. Johnson was the Penn State University Track and Field Team Captain and earned the honor of Division 1 Track and Field All-American.


Johnson  graduated from PSU in 2012 with a B.S. in Economics. Through his work with Capital Rebirth, he hopes to address many of Harrisburg’s deficiencies, including but not limited to job readiness, helping students acquire college scholarships, teaching time management and improving financial literacy among residents.    

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