Eric Johnson, Georgia Senator
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|Georgian State Senate District 1|
Johnson earned his M.A. in Architecture from Tulane University in 1976.
Johnson was Architect/Vice President of Hussey, Gay, Bell and Deyoung International in 1986. He is currently an Architect for North Point Real Estate.
Johnson was Regional Director for United States Senator Mack Mattingly from 1981 to 1983. He was Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party from 1987 to 1989. He then served in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994. He joined the Georgia State Senate in 1994 and has served in that position since. From 1997 to 1998 he was Senate Minority Whip and from 1999 to 2000 he was Senate Minority Leader. He has been President Pro Tempore of the Senate since 2003, representing the 1st District.
|2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary |
|Jeff Chapman (R)||3.0%|
|Nathan Deal (R)||22.9%|
|Karen Handel (R)||34.1%|
|Eric Johnson (R)||20.1%|
|Ray McBerry (R)||2.5%|
|John W. Oxendine (R)||16.9%|
|Otis Putnam (R)||0.4%|
Johnson and his wife, Kathryn, have two children.
|Georgia State Senate - District 1
| Succeeded by|
Earl "Buddy" Carter