Sunday, December 4, 2016

Timeline of Mayor Kevin Johnson's life in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee

Timeline of Mayor Kevin Johnson's life in Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee:

Highs, lows, hoops and pie. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson through the years

A timeline of important dates in the personal, athletic and political life of Kevin Johnson.

Kevin Johnson and his Mom, Georgia West, in 1975.
March 4, 1966: Kevin Johnson is born in Sacramento. His father dies when he is 3 years old, and Johnson is raised by his grandparents in Oak Park.
1983: Johnson leads the state of California in scoring as a senior on Sacramento High School’s basketball team.
1983-1987: Johnson attends and plays basketball at Cal.
June 22, 1987: Johnson is picked seventh by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA draft. He is traded to the Phoenix Suns in February 1988.
July 19, 1996: A teenager named Mandi Koba tells Phoenix police that Johnson fondled her in his home. Koba was 16 at the time of the alleged encounter, and Johnson was 29. Johnson was never criminally charged, but The Bee later reported that he and Koba signed a draft confidential settlement agreement in 1997 worth $230,000.
May 16, 2000: Johnson retires from the NBA and returns to Sacramento.

March 3, 2003: Johnson’s nonprofit, St. Hope, is granted control of Sacramento High School by the Sacramento City Unified School District board. The agreement is finalized a few months later after a legal battle.
March 5, 2008: Johnson announces he will challenge two-term Mayor Heather Fargo for City Hall’s top post.
Nov. 4, 2008: After a sometimes ugly campaign in which Johnson’s opponents highlighted sexual misconduct allegations against him, the former NBA star is elected 55th mayor of Sacramento, defeating Fargo in a landslide.
Mayor elect Kevin Johnson embraces supporters following his speech at the election night party at Zocalo in Midtown Sacramento in November 2008.
Nov. 25, 2008: Johnson holds an inauguration gala at Memorial Auditorium, a departure from the traditional low-key swearing-in at City Hall.
Dec. 11, 2008: Less than two weeks into his term, Johnson proposes his first strong-mayor plan to greatly increase his office’s power.

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