Today, Kevin Johnson is a Mayor of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. He was elected in 2008 and became the first African-American to hold this position. Once, Kevin Johnson was a professional basketball player in the NBA, being a three-time NBA All-Star and a record-holder. However, the basketballer was highly concerned about the issues of homelessness and gang violence and decided to take control over them and run for the position of the Mayor. Being a B.A. in Political Science, Johnson launched nine important initiatives only in his first term.