Dennis L. Johnson (Oklahoma)

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Dennis L. Johnson
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 50
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Duncan
1999 – 2003
Duncan City Council
1996 – 1999
Education
Bachelor'sWeber State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 22, 1953
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Dennis L. Johnson (b. July 22, 1953) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He is currently the Majority Leader. He has previously held the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Johnson earned his B.S. in marketing from Weber State University. His professional experience includes working as a small businessman.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar
General Government
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Dennis Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 50. Johnson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.[8][9][10][11]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Johnson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[12] Johnson's campaign committee raised $168,365.[13]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 50
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png DENNIS JOHNSON (R) 9,220
DAISY LAWLER (D) 5,922

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dennis Johnson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dennis Johnson raised a total of $320,987 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[14]

Dennis Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 50 Won $17,043
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 50 Won $32,474
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 50 Won $168,365
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 50 Won $103,105
Grand Total Raised $320,987

2012

Dennis Johnson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dennis Johnson raised a total of $17,043.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis L. Johnson (Oklahoma)'s campaign in 2012
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$2,500
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$750
Oklahoma Pharmacists Association$500
Puckett, Chris$500
Conocophillips$500
Total Raised in 2012$17,043
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dennis Johnson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dennis Johnson raised a total of $32,474.

2008

Dennis Johnson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dennis Johnson raised a total of $168,365.

2006

Dennis Johnson won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dennis Johnson raised a total of $103,105.

Scorecards

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

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dennis L. Johnson (Oklahoma) endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [15]

Personal

Johnson and his wife, Susan, have three children: Bryan, Laura and Caroline.[1]

Controversy

On April 17, 2013, while speaking on a bill targeting the pricing practices of "big-box stores," such as Walmart and Best Buy, Johnson noted that customers to his own store "might try to jew [him] down on a price." Johnson continued to speak until a fellow representative raised a point of contention with his language. He then said, "I apologize to the Jews. They're good small businessmen as well," which drew laughter from the chamber but also subsequent criticism. Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) said that Johnson later apologized to him, "most regretful and deeply sorrowful." The Oklahoma legislature did not have a Jewish member in either chamber at the time of the comments.[16][17]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Dennis Johnson," accessed June 4, 2014
  2. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  3. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  9. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  10. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008," accessed May 26, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  14. FollowtheMoney.org, "Johnson, Dennis," accessed July 22, 2013
  15. The American Presidency Project, "Press Release - Oklahoma Conservative Legislators Endorse Santorum For President Oklahoma Conservative Legislators Endorse Santorum For President," March 4, 2012
  16. Tulsa World, "Okla. House leader utters derogatory slur during debate," accessed April 21, 2013
  17. Oklahoma Watchdog, "OK Legislative leaders chide legislator for comments on House floor," accessed April 21, 2013
Political offices
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 50
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