PITTSBURGH, PA (November 1, 2021) Mayor William Peduto has issued the following statement about the passing of the Honorable Justin Johnson:
"I had the privilege of getting to know Judge Justin Johnson through his leadership at East Liberty Presbyterian Church while I was a City Councilman. Together, we worked on issues of equity, peace and gun violence with his wife, Florence. I already knew him as a brilliant legal scholar and then got to experience his passion, heart and commitment for the City of Pittsburgh and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
After his time on the bench, we maintained our friendship and I was honored when Judge Johnson swore me in as the 60th Mayor of Pittsburgh. My thoughts and prayers are with Florence and the whole Johnson family."