Timothy V. Johnson
|Timothy V. Johnson|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 15|
|January 3, 2001-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|High school||Urbana High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Illinois|
|J.D.||University of Illinois College of Law (1972)|
|Birthday||July 23, 1946|
|Place of birth||Champaign, Illinois|
|Religion||Assembly of God|
On April 5, 2012 Johnson announced his plans to retire. He did not run for re-election in the general election. Republican party chairmen from the 14 counties in the 13th congressional district chose Rodney Davis as Johnson's replacement to run against David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Johnson was born in Champaign, Illinois on July 23, 1946. He spent his childhood in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School. He attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was honored with the Bronze Tablet, the University's highest undergraduate honor. He was accepted to the University of Illinois College of Law and graduated in 1972. 
- 1971-1976: City Council, Urbana, Illinois
- 1976-2000: Illinois House of Representatives
- 2001-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 15th Congressional District
U.S. House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit
- Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture (Chairman)
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Johnson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
|U.S. House, Illinois' 13th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Tim Johnson Incumbent||68.7%||35,655|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 15th Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Timothy V. Johnson Incumbent||64.3%||136,915|
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Responsible Use of America’s Military
- Social Security and Medicare
- Health Care
- Constituent Service
Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $342,063 and spent $270,407.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 15th Congressional District, 2010 - Timothy V. Johnson Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$145,099|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$142,417|
|Top contributors to Timothy V. Johnson's campaign committee|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,500|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|Operating Engineers Union||$10,000|
|Tuesday Group PAC||$10,000|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$7,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$21,000|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$19,205|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid his congressional staff a total of $951,712 in 2011. He ranked 89th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 204th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Illinois ranked 46th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Johnson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $942,030 and $2,330,000. That averages to $693,985, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Johnson ranked 236th in the conservative rankings.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Timothy V. Johnson voted with the Republican Party 78 of the time, which ranked 239 among the 242 House Republican members in November 2011.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012
- ↑ Gov Track "Johnson" Accessed May 25, 2012
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Congressman Tim Johnson "Biography" Accessed November 3, 2011
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Congressman Tim Johnson "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 3, 2011
- ↑ MarketWatch, "Ron Paul Illinois Team Welcomes Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson," March 13, 2012
- ↑ U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ↑ State Journal-Register "Rep. Johnson will run in new 13th U.S. House District" Accessed December 6, 2011
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- ↑ Open Secrets "Timothy V. Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
- ↑ LegiStorm "Timothy Johnson"
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Johnson, (R-Illinois), 2010"
- ↑ National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
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