Josh Johnston

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Josh Johnston
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 59
Former Member
In office
January 10, 2011 - January 10, 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
High schoolHeber Springs High School
Personal
BirthdayNovember 13, 1974
Place of birthLittle Rock, AR
ProfessionBusiness Owner
CandidateVerification
Josh Johnston (b. November 13, 1974) is a former Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 59 from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Johnston graduated from Heber Springs High School. He has been the owner of Quality Rock, Incorporated since 2003.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Planning, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Waterways and Aeronautics

Elections

2010

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnston defeated Lee Brown in the May 18 primary. He then defeated Steve Choate in the November 2 general election.[1][2]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Johnston (R) 5,777
Steve Choate (D) 4,190
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 59 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Johnston (R) 1,536
Lee Brown (R) 787

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Johnston raised $34,597 in contributions.[3]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Arkansas Republican Party $2,000
Evans, Brad $2,000
Cameron, Ronnie $2,000
Johnston, John $1,687

Scorecards

Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard

The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute.[4] Johnston received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 6th out of 97 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Johnston and his wife Jennifer have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lance Reynolds
Arkansas House District 59
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Butch Wilkins (D)