Bob Johnson (politician)
|Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 25th district
|Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Bobby Hogue|
|Succeeded by||Shane Broadway|
|Member of the Arkansas Senate
from the 18th district
October 23, 1962 |
Little Rock, Arkansas
Bob Johnson (born October 23, 1962) is a Democratic former member of the Arkansas State Senate and of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He was President Pro Tempore of the Senate for the 87th General Assembly (2009-2011).
Early life and education
He served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, from 1995 through 2000. He was Speaker of the House in 1999 and 2000. He was 35 when he was elected Speaker, and at that time he was the youngest man in Arkansas history to ever serve as Speaker of the House. Johnson is one of a handful of Arkansas legislators who have served both as Speaker of the House and as President Pro Tem of the Senate.
Johnson served in the Senate from 2001 to 2011, when he retired due to term limits. He represented Senate District 18, which comprises Conway, Perry and Van Buren Counties and parts of Cleburne, Faulkner, Pope and Saline Counties. As President Pro Tem, he was in line to be acting governor when both the governor and the lieutenant governor are out of the state. He was a member of the Senate Committee on Insurance and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs, as well as the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Performance Review Committee and the Senate Efficiency Committee.
- "Bob Johnson". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Senator Bob Johnson (D)". Arkansas State Legislature. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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