And not just because he won his election bid to become sheriff of Pacific County.
Nine months ago Johnson was shot twice, including once in the head. That he's even alive is a miracle, and that he's made a complete recovery from his near-death experience is doubly so.
"I"m so fortunate to be here and I think that every day," Johnson said. "I could be in a wheelchair."
He will be sworn in as Sheriff at midnight on New Years eve. According to the KiroTV.com news story, he hopes to be in his patrol car by 12:01.