Jack Johnson

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Jack Johnson
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Tennessee State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas State University
Personal
Birthday07/25/1968
Place of birthAmarillo, TX
ProfessionSenior Vice President, Pinnacle Financial Partners
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jack Johnson is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Johnson graduated with his Bachelor's degree in 1989 in Education from Texas State University. He is the Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor, Chair
Government Operations, Chair
State & Local Government, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on these committees:

District 23

Johnson represents Tennessee Senate District 23. District 23 includes Williamson and part of Davidson Counties.

Issues

In November 2013, Johnson sponsored a bill to repeal Tennessee’s “jock tax,” which is a $2,500 per game tax on hockey matches. The bill was supported by the National Hockey League Player’s Association (NHLPA). The NHLPA lobbied the state’s General Assembly to repeal the tax fully. The bill fell by the wayside during disputes between interested parties and was never voted upon.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jack Johnson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 18 seats in the Tennessee State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. A general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Jack Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Amy Balderrama is running as a Green candidate. Johnson and Balderrama faced off in the general election.[3][4]

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Johnson was re-elected to the 23rd District seat in 2010. He also faced no opposition on the general election ballot on November 2, 2010. However, he defeated Melanie Hollis who campaigned in opposition as a write-in candidate. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee State Senate, District 23, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Johnson (R) 64,891
Melanie Hollis (Write-in) 288

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Johnson won election to the 23rd District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Mary Parker (D).[7]

Johnson raised $365,131 for his campaign while Parker raised $364,775.[8]

Tennessee State Senate, District 23 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Johnson (R) 46,722
Mary Parker (D) 32,109

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $819,985 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[9]

Jack Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $211,777
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 23 Won $106,053
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $137,024
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 23 Won $365,131
Grand Total Raised $819,985

2012

Johnson was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $211,777.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Johnson's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association$7,500
Federal Express$7,132
AT&T$7,000
Advance Financial$5,000
StudentsFirst$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$211,777
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Johnson won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $106,303.

2008

Johnson was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $137,024.

2006

Johnson won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $365,131.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Tennessee

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Deanna, have three children. They currently reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Bryson
Tennessee Senate District 23
2007-present
Succeeded by
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