Debbie Johnson

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Debbie Johnson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 49th district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byPaula Hanson
Succeeded byMichelle Benson
Personal details
Born (1957-10-01) October 1, 1957 (age 63)
Political partyRepublican Party of Minnesota
ResidenceHam Lake, Minnesota

Debbie J. Johnson (born October 1, 1957) is a Minnesota, United States, politician and a former member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 49, which includes portions of Anoka County in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area. A Republican, she was first elected to the Senate in 2000, and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. Prior to the 2002 redistricting, she represented the old District 50.[1]

Johnson was a member of the Senate's Capital Investment Committee, the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee, the Health, Housing and Family Security Committee, and the Taxes Committee.[2] Her special legislative concerns included education, commerce, jobs, transportation, and taxes.[3]

On February 13, 2010, Johnson lost her bid for endorsement to challenger Michelle Benson, also of Ham Lake, at the party's senate district convention.[4] She later announced that she would not seek a fourth term.[5]

Johnson is the parent of two children.


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