Rick Johnson (Michigan politician)
|68th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
January 10, 2001 – December 31, 2004
|Preceded by||Charles R. Perricone|
|Succeeded by||Andy Dillon|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 102nd district
January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2004
|Preceded by||John Gernaat|
|Succeeded by||Darwin L. Booher|
Born in LeRoy, Osceola County, Johnson was an honors graduate of Pine River High School. He served as an Osceola County commissioner for eight years from 1986 to 1994, including five as chairman of the board, and on the Pine River School Board for six years from 1980 to 1986. Johnson was vice chairman of the Region VII Planning Commission and the District VII director of the Michigan Farm Bureau, serving as a state board member from 1994 to 1998. He was also owner and operator of the family dairy and tree farm, on the board of the Rose Lake Youth Camp, and is active in the Osceola County Community Foundation. As a former state House speaker, Johnson is a permanent member of the National Speakers Conference Executive Committee.
He is a partner in the firm Dodak Johnson with fellow former Speaker Lew Dodak.
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