Johnson named to health committee


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Freshman councilman Corey Johnson has been selected to chair the City Council's Committee on Health.


The committee oversees the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Health and Hospitals Corporation and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


Johnson, who represents the West Side from SoHo to Central Park, succeeded former councilwoman and one-time mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn.


Johnson is an LGBT activist and former chair of Community Board 4.


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