Team KJ is a political organization surrounding Mayor Kevin Johnson and leading the campaign to re-elect Kevin Johnson as Mayor in 2012. Kevin Johnson is the 55th mayor of Sacramento. He is the first native Sacramentan, and the first African American to be elected to the office. His vision is for Sacramento to become “a city that works for everyone.”
Johnson’s dedication to public service began long before he started his tenure as mayor. Upon retiring from the NBA after 12 seasons with the Phoenix Suns in 2000, he returned to his Oak Park neighborhood in Sacramento to serve as the CEO of St. Hope, a non-profit community development organization he founded in 1989 to revitalize inner-city communities through public education, economic development, civic leadership, and the arts.