West Branch City Councilman David Johnson announced that he will challenge Rep. Jeff Kaufmann for House District 73, which includes Cedar County,  Johnson County and Muscatine Counties.

Johnson is a Gulf War Veteran and is currently finishing up his fourth year on the city council in West Branch. Johnson is employed at the University of Iowa as a Senior Database Administrator and GI Bill Certifying Official, in the Office of the Registrar.

Johnson is married to Jennie Embree, who is running to fill one of three council seats this November. David and Jennie have three children.