GREENSBORO, NC — Guilford County Representative Ralph C. Johnson’s campaign manager confirms the state representative died Tuesday night.

Campaign manager Katina Amadi said he passed away at 8:40 pm at Cone Hospital.

Johnson, a democrat, represented Guilford County in the state’s 58th district. He was first elected to the office in 2014. In the 2015 session he served on several committees including: Appropriations, Appropriations Justice and Public Safety, Education – Universities, Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, Judiciary IV, Public Utilities, and State Personnel. He introduced 354 bills, and was the primary sponsor on several. To see the list, click here.

Johnson was running for re-election and lost in last night’s primary to his competitor Amos Quick.