Blake Johnson

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Blake Johnson
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Arkansas State Senate, District 20
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2019
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sArkansas State University (1993)
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Blake Johnson is a Republican member of the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Johnson earned his B.S. in exercise science from Arkansas State University in 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Legislative Joint Auditing



See also: Arkansas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Robert Thompson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Blake Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Thompson in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Johnson 53.8% 12,096
     Democratic Robert Johnson Incumbent 46.2% 10,405
Total Votes 22,501


Johnson ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas Senate, District 20. Johnson ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and was defeated by Robert Thompson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Arkansas State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Thompson Incumbent 50.8% 13,616
     Republican Blake Johnson 49.2% 13,169
Total Votes 26,785

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $179,598 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 7, 2015.[7]

Blake Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Arkansas State Senate, District 20 Won $101,358
2012 Arkansas State Senate, District 20 Defeated $78,240
Grand Total Raised $179,598


Johnson won election to the Arkansas State Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $101,358.
Arkansas State Senate 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Blake Johnson's campaign in 2014
Johnson, Blake$16,050
Arkansas Republican Party$5,000
Commerce In Action$2,500
Mountaire Corp$2,000
Arkansas Republican House Leadership$2,000
Total Raised in 2014$101,358
Source: Follow the Money


Johnson lost the election for the Arkansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $78,240.


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Johnson is married and has two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Thompson (D)
Arkansas State Senate District 20
Succeeded by