Jack Johnson (American politician)

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Jack Johnson
Majority Leader of the Tennessee Senate
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Preceded byMark Norris
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
January 9, 2007
Preceded byJim Bryson
Personal details
Born (1968-07-25) July 25, 1968 (age 50)
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationTexas State University, San Marcos (BS)

Jack Johnson (born July 25, 1968) is an American politician and a Republican Party member of the Tennessee Senate for the 23rd district, which is composed of Williamson County.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Amarillo, Texas, Johnson graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Career[edit]

Johnson is Vice President of public relations for Takl Inc. In March 2006, he was a delegate to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.[1]

State senate[edit]

Jack Johnson was elected to the state senate in November 2006, after incumbent Jim Bryson had decided to run for governor. He is the Assistant Floor Leader of the Republican Caucus, the Chair of the Joint State & Local Subcommittee of Government Operations, the Secretary of the Senate Transportation Committee, and the Vice Chair of the Joint Education Subcommittee of Government Operations. He serves on the following committees: Senate Government Operations Committee, Senate General Welfare and Human Resources Committee, Joint Select Oversight Committee on Corrections, Joint Transportation Study Committee, Charitable Gaming Oversight Committee, and Study Commission on Methods of Restraint for Special Education Students.[1]

Political positions[edit]

On the National Political Awareness Test, Jack Johnson stated that abortion should be legal when the life of the woman is in danger, clinics should give parental notification before performing abortion on minors, and public funding of abortion and abortion-supporting organizations should be prohibited. He also believes that citizens should be allowed to carry concealed guns, that the state driver's license exam should be given only in English, and that fines should be imposed on employers that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. He indicated that he thought that guaranteed medical care for all citizens is not a state government responsibility.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tennessee Senate Member". Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Senator Johnson - Issue Positions (NPAT)". Retrieved September 10, 2007.
Tennessee Senate
Preceded by
Jim Bryson
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 23rd district

2007–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mark Norris
Majority Leader of the Tennessee Senate
2019–present