Political Blows Still Flying In District 4 as Justin Johnson, Laura Pastor Enter Final Leg of Race

Categories: Election 2013

Justin Johnson started a construction company -- Old World Communities -- that did construction work for his father's homebuilding company. According to Arizona Corporation Commission records, Old World Communities is managed by two other corporations controlled by the elder Johnson. According to state records, Justin is a member.

Two other companies that Justin Johnson lists on his Financial Disclosure Statement -- Predecessor Development and NSPAZ, both construction related -- aren't doing business anymore, he tells New Times. While Justin Johnson was in sole control of Predecessor Development, several of his father's companies had controlling interests in NSPAZ.

Johnson says that he listed those defunct companies on his financial disclosure form in an effort to be overly transparent.

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A vacant West Valley property tied to Phoenix Council Candidate Justin Johnson.

He says his company is doing great things in the community. In a February press release announcing his candidacy for the City Council, Johnson describes Old World Communities as one that "has focused on revitalization projects throughout" Phoenix.

Then, Camp Pastor busts out with this photo of a Johnson family-controlled property near 27th and Georgia avenues.

The criticism doesn't end there.


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FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Don't vote for this 'sonny boy ' Johnson . I  had a uncle like this , and he drove my Grandpas radio and TV station  business into the ground...They  cant clean  crap from their  own   diapers -  DIAPER BOYS...

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Representative Ed Pastor has always done  ' MY  district  right '.... All though I  may  be a  little  to the left....Laura Pastor, with  her experience will be a great and honest fit  for district 4 ....   Thx.  to all who support Her , MAYOR STANTON AND  TOO  MANY TOO LIST...

Jason Fierstein
Jason Fierstein

Honestly, neither. Both have run an extremely negative campaign against one another, and the process has turned me off.

szelezic
szelezic

At this point I don't really care. I'm just sick of all the robo-calls. I'll be glad when its over.

james8394
james8394

I wish these kids would play nice. It's getting to where I'm not really liking either. That said, the article is really slanted (in a negative way) against Johnson. I'd like to add that he's been to my house twice, his father once, a cousin twice and an uncle once, and has replied to emails which tells me that at least he wants the job. Laura Pastor has sent one campaign aide one time but mails hit pieces every day. That's been my experience anyway. Oh yeah, FRONTERA, it's not her district. It's the residents district.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

If Pastor is anything like her father, then private sector jobs will disappear, property values will decline, the federal guns and badges will run all over the constitution, all the while she will be lining her pockets with tax payer $. peace

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

I believe PASTOR would represent her District much better.

loggedoff
loggedoff

@james8394 Makes you think he doesn't even have a job. So much for "working hard".

phindile
phindile

@james8394 frontera just picks the swarthiest candidate in any district, and doesn't think that they'd be the best, but rather believes it.

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