The Hinds County Board of Supervisors must now appoint someone in Johnson’s place until someone is elected to the District 2 office. Hinds County Circuit Clerk Zack Wallace said they hope a qualified candidate will take on the role.
Johnson will have to pay nearly $25,000 back to the county while remaining on probation for the next five years.
The District 2 seat is up for election this year. Interested candidates have until February 1 to qualify.