Jack Johnson (politician)

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

Education and career[edit]

Jack Johnson graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He works as a Senior Vice President and financial adviser at Pinnacle Financial Partners. 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 views[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
Tennessee State Senator, 23rd District
2006–
Succeeded by
Incumbent