Libertarian Party candidate ToyA Johnson: 'I'm a regular person trying to make a difference'

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Get to know Iowa's Black candidates. In this question-and-answer session, Black Iowa News interviewed ToyA Johnson, a Libertarian Party candidate, who wants to represent Iowa Senate District 17. She was born in Iowa City and raised in Des Moines. The married mother of a blended family comprised of 10 children balances parenting and being and advocate, politician, wife, consultant, lobbyist and executive with the Families United Action Network in the family stabilization and preservation unit. The network pushed bills to abolish Child Protective Services and called for accountability in the judicial system, among other priorities.

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