Joseph P. Johnson

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Joe Johnson
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 4th district
In office
1992–2014
Preceded by Jackie Stump
Succeeded by Ben Chafin
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 6th district
In office
1990–1992
Preceded by John C. Brown
Succeeded by Thomas M. Jackson, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the Washington, Scott, Bristol district
In office
1966–1970
Serving with James B. Fugate
Preceded by J. Russell Moore
Succeeded by Ford C. Quillen,
George R. C. Stuart
Personal details
Born Joseph P. Johnson, Jr.
( 1931 -12-12) December 12, 1931 (age 82)
Washington County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Allison
Children Mary Jo Neal, Joseph Johnson III, Sage Johnson
Residence Abingdon, Virginia
Alma mater Emory and Henry College
University of Richmond School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Committees Commerce and Labor; Courts of Justice; Finance; Rules
Religion Baptist
Military service
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1951-1955

Joseph P. "Joe" Johnson, Jr. (born December 12, 1931, in Washington County, Virginia) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1966 to 1969, and has been again since 1990. He currently represents the 4th district in the southwest part of the state, including the city of Bristol and parts of Smyth and Washington Counties.[1]

Johnson ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1968, losing the 9th congressional district race to the Republican incumbent, William C. Wampler.

Johnson announced that he would not run for reelection in 2013.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, Washington, Scott and Bristol city district
Nov 8, 1965[3] General Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 6,435 36.01
James B. Fugate 5,491 30.72
Others (2) 5,946 32.27
J. Russell Moore retired; district switched from 1 Democratic, 1 Republican to 2 Democratic
Nov 3, 1967[3] General Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 12,752 31.02
James B. Fugate 10,334 25.14
Others (2) 18,025 43.85
U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia 9th congressional district
Nov 5, 1968[3] General William C. Wampler Republican 71,531 59.89
Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 47,906 40.11
Incumbent won; seat stayed Republican
Virginia House of Delegates, 6th district
Nov 3, 1989[3] General Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 8,603 57.98
C Randall Lowe Republican 6,232 42.00
Write Ins 2 0.02
John C. Brown retired; seat switched from Republican to Democratic
Virginia House of Delegates, 4th district
Nov 5, 1991[3] General Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 13,431 99.98
Write Ins 3 0.02
Jackie Stump was redistricted out; seat switched from independent to Democratic
Nov 2, 1993[3] General Joseph P Johnson Jr Democratic 10,977 99.94
Write Ins 7 0.06
Nov 7, 1995[4] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 11,413 99.96
Write Ins 5 0.04
Nov 4, 1997[5] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 11,337 99.72
Write Ins 32 0.28
Nov 2, 1999[6] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 10,221 99.84
Write Ins 16 0.16
Nov 6, 2001[7] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 12,671 99.65
Write Ins 45 0.35
Nov 4, 2003[8] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 8,595 99.77
Write Ins 20 0.23
Nov 8, 2005[9] General J P Johnson Jr Democratic 15,418 98.88
Write Ins 175 1.12
Nov 6, 2007[10] General Joseph P. Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10,583 99.19
Write Ins 86 0.18
Nov 3, 2009[11] General Joseph P. Johnson, Jr. Democratic 13,032 97.14
Write Ins 383 2.85
Nov 8, 2011[12] General Joseph P. Johnson, Jr. Democratic 14,487 98.53
Write Ins 216 1.46

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ House of Delegates bio, 2008
  2. ^ Lewis, Bob (2013-04-03). "In Virginia reconvened session, Putney heads august class of retiring lawmakers bidding adieu". The Washington Post (Associated Press). Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  4. ^ "1995 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  5. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  7. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  8. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  9. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  10. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  11. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  12. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 

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