Robert Johnson, III
|Robert Johnson, III|
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 94|
|2004 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||August 2004|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||University of Illinois College of Law|
|Birthday||November 29, 1958|
|Religion||African Methodist Episcopal|
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.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Transportation, Chair|
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments,|
|• Medicaid, Vice Chair|
|• Apportionment and Elections|
|• Judiciary A|
|• Judiciary En Banc|
|• Local and Private Legislation|
|• Select Cmte on Philanthropic Development|
|• Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery|
|• Select Committee on Poverty|
|• Ways and Means|
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.
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.
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 94 Democratic Primary, 2011|
|Robert Johnson, III Incumbent||69.6%||215|
|James Rickey Gray||30.4%||94|
On November 6, 2007, Johnson was re-elected in District 94, running unopposed.
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 94 (2007)|
|Robert Johnson III (D)||4,025||100.00%|
In 2011, Johnson received $34,173 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Mississippi Medical Association||$2,000|
|Miss Bankers Association||$1,000|
|Mississippi Optometry Association||$500|
|Mississippi Association of Realtors||$500|
Johnson has been President of the Adams County Voters League, Mississippi Bar Association, and the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association.
- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Johnson
- Hattiesburg American, "Race for House speaker begins in earnest," August 3, 2011
- Associated Press, "Lawmakers convene, elect Gunn as House Speaker," January 4, 2012
- Associated Press, "Mississippi Primary Election Results," accessed August 3, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2007 Statewide Elections," accessed February 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, 2007 contributions to Robert Johnson
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 94
| Succeeded by|
State of Mississippi
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