Ross Johnson (politician)

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James Ross Johnson (born September 28, 1939) is an American politician and lawyer.

From Irvine, California, Johnson went to California State University, Fullerton and Western State College of Law at Argosy University. He practices law. Johnson served in the California State Assembly from 1978 to 1995 and then served in the California State Senate from 1995 to 2004. Johnson was involved with the Republican Party. From 2007 to 2010, Johnson served as the chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.[1][2]


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California Assembly
Preceded by
William E. Dannemeyer
California State Assemblyman
69th District
December 4, 1978–November 30, 1982
Succeeded by
Nolan Frizzelle
Preceded by
M. David Stirling
California State Assemblyman
64th District
December 6, 1982–November 30, 1992
Succeeded by
Ted Weggeland
Preceded by
Tom Umberg
California State Assemblyman
72nd District
December 7, 1992–May 11, 1995
Succeeded by
Dick Ackerman
Party political offices
Preceded by
Pat Nolan
California State Assembly Republican Leader
November 10, 1988–July 17, 1991
Succeeded by
Bill Jones
Preceded by
Rob Hurtt
California State Senate Republican Leader
March 16, 1998–April 27, 2000
Succeeded by
Jim Brulte
California Senate
Preceded by
Marian Bergeson
California State Senator
35th District
May 11, 1995–November 30, 2004
Succeeded by
John Campbell
Political offices
Preceded by
Liane M. Randolph
California Fair Political Practices Commission Chairman
February 14, 2007–April 30, 2010
Succeeded by
Daniel Schnur