Robert Johnson, III

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Robert Johnson, III
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 94
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedAugust 2004
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
J.D.University of Illinois College of Law
Date of birthNovember 29, 1958
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Office website
Robert L. Johnson, III (b. November 29, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 94. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in August 2004.

Johnson served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1993 to 2003.


Johnson earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and attended the University of Illinois and Washington University - Saint Louis. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Transportation, Chair
Railway Development, Co-Chair
Judiciary A
Judiciary En Banc


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:


Race for Speaker

Following House Speaker William McCoy's (D) decision not to run for re-election in 2011, lawmakers poised to run for his powerful legislative position. According to reports, Johnson was considered a possible candidate for the speakership. Another was Jeffrey Smith (R), who narrowly lost the 2008 speaker election by a single vote. Lawmakers elected Philip Gunn (R) at the start of the 2012 session.[2][3]



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Johnson won re-election to District 94 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He defeated James Gray in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[5]

Mississippi House of Representatives District 94 Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Johnson, III Incumbent 69.6% 215
James Rickey Gray 30.4% 94
Total Votes 309


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Johnson was re-elected in District 94, running unopposed.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 94 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Robert Johnson III (D) 4,025 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Johnson received $34,173 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Johnson, III's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Hospital Association$5,500
Mississippi Association For Justice$2,373
Johnny Stringer Campaign Fund$2,000
Mississippi Dental Association$1,500
Mississippi Association Of Independent Pharmacist$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $34,173


In 2007, Johnson collected $5,200 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $2,000
Miss Bankers Association $1,000
Mississippi Optometry Association $500
Mississippi Association of Realtors $500
AT&T $400


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

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


Johnson has been President of the Adams County Voters League, Mississippi Bar Association, and the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association.[1]

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