Lisa Johnston

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Lisa Johnston
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Candidate for
Kansas State Senate District 8
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Missouri
Master'sUniversity of Central Missouri & Kansas University
Ph.D.Kansas University
ProfessionHigher Education
Campaign website
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Lisa Johnston was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 8 of the Kansas State Senate.

Johnston has worked as an administrator and faculty member in higher education for 18 years. She attended Kansas University, receiving a Ph. D. in Educational Policy and Leadership and a Master's degree in Psychology.[1]


Campaign themes

Johnston's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Strengthening schools and ensuring proper funding for public education must be a top priority of the Kansas government. Kansans have the right to expect their tax dollars will be devoted to properly funding education and ensuring strong public schools."

Economic and Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "True economic growth requires that individuals and families have money to spend on what they need. This spending leads to business profits which create new jobs."


  • Excerpt: "Our economic growth depends on the availability of both private and public sector jobs. These opportunities are essential for Kansans who have been out of work and also for our young adults who are seeking employment after graduation."



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Johnston ran for election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 8. Johnston ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by Jim Denning (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Denning 54.3% 19,484
     Democratic Lisa Johnston 45.7% 16,398
Total Votes 35,882


Johnston and her husband Kyle have no children.[1]

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