Eric Johnson, Georgia Senator

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Eric Johnson
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Georgian State Senate District 1
Former member
In office
Eric Johnson (b. August 20, 1953) is a former Republican member of the Georgia State Senate. He served as a senator beginning in 1994, serving the state's 1st senate district. Johnson made an unsuccessful bid for Governor in 2010, losing in the primary.

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.

Political experience

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.



See also: Georgia gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[1]
Candidates Percentage
Jeff Chapman (R) 3.0%
Green check mark.jpgNathan Deal (R) 22.9%
Green check mark.jpgKaren 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%
Total votes 678,880


Johnson and his wife, Kathryn, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Georgia State Senate - District 1
Succeeded by
Earl "Buddy" Carter