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Kendra Johnson

District 5

Kendra Johnson

Kendra L. Johnson has dedicated her entire career to serving individuals living with disadvantages and life challenges. Having been born and raised in the city of Chester in an extended family environment, it was through that experience where she learned the value of service to others. Those experiences were a catalyst that continue to drive her passion today.

Kendra earned a master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University. After graduation, Kendra assumed a role of Executive Director, for one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious nonprofit organizations in the United States. In that role she excelled with integrity and had the fiscal responsibility of managing and budgeting multimillion dollar contracts and was responsible for oversight of 21 programs in Delaware and Pennsylvania, serving over 1,100 individuals. Kendra has a history of being an active and engaged servant leader who was constantly in the trenches with her teams, leading by example by demonstrating the desired behaviors which enhanced the experiences of the vulnerable individuals that were served under her leadership.

Kendra is currently serving as Director of Community Relations for Conexio Care and CORAS Wellness & Behavioral Health, one of Delaware’s largest providers of human services supports.  

Kendra is also serving on the board of The Ability Network of Delaware, an advocacy group focused on nonprofit providers of Human Services. 

Kendra has been the state representative of the 5th district in Delaware since 2018. She is also serving as the chair of the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus.


Master of Human Services, Lincoln University


Director of Community Relations, Conexio Care

Legislative Service:

House, 2018 - Present


Health & Human Development, Member

Housing, Chair

Public Safety, Member

Revenue & Finance, Member

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Legislative Highlights

House Bill 224

This bill makes the definitions of sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability consistent throughout the Delaware Code and with federal law. […]

House Bill 255 with House Amendment 1

This Act criminalizes the deprivation of civil rights modeled after federal law (18 U.S.C. 242) and enforced by the Delaware Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust. The new crime of deprivation of civil rights would be […]

House Bill 412

This Act revises the property tax exemption process for New Castle County by updating the application process to reflect the current organization of New Castle County government and by doing all of the following: 1. Repealing the existing deadline to […]

House Bill 466

This Act defines certain facilities which will require an applicant seeking a permit for a new facility, or expansion of an existing facility, or renewal of an existing permit, located in an overburdened community, as defined in the Act, to […]


Black Caucus Issues Statement on Murder of Tyre Nichols

DOVER – In response to the killing of Tyre Nichols, Delaware Legislative Black Caucus Chair Rep. Kendra Johnson, Vice-Chair Rep. Nnamdi Chukwuocha, and Secretary Sen. Marie Pinkney issued the following joint statement: “When we stood on the steps of Legislative […]