Rep. Ralph Johnson suffers stroke


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ralph Johnson, who is facing a primary race for his North Carolina House District 58 seat, has suffered a mild stroke.

Johnson’s campaign released a statement saying that Johnson remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. The statement says that Johnson is “alert, conscious and eager to get back to work for the people of the 58th district.”

The Greensboro News & Record reports (http://bit.ly/1oEaoxU) that Amos Quick, vice president of the Guilford County Board of Education, is challenging Johnson in the March 15 primary.

The statement says Johnson is canceling all scheduled public appearances at this time.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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