Timothy V. Johnson

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Timothy V. Johnson
Timothy V. Johnson.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 15
Retired member
In office
January 3, 2001-2013
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2000
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolUrbana High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois
J.D.University of Illinois College of Law (1972)
Date of birthJuly 23, 1946
Place of birthChampaign, Illinois
ReligionAssembly of God
Office website
Campaign website
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Timothy Vincent "Tim" Johnson (b. July 23, 1946) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Johnson was elected by voters from Illinois' 15th Congressional District.

On April 5, 2012, Johnson announced his plans to retire.[1] He did not run for re-election in the general election.[1] 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.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Johnson was a "centrist Republican follower."[2]


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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.[3]


Committee assignments

U.S. House



Presidential preference


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

Timothy V. Johnson endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 1 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.[6]



See also: Illinois' 13th Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson initially ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 13th District.[7]

Johnson defeated candidates Michael Firsching and Frank Metzger in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[8] David Gill narrowly defeated Matt Goetten in the Democratic primary.[8]

On April 5, 2012, Johnson announced his plans to retire.[1] He did not run in the general election.[1] Rodney Davis (R) defeated David Gill (D) and John Hartman (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Illinois' 13th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Johnson Incumbent 68.7% 35,655
Frank Metzger 18.4% 9,571
Michael Firsching 12.9% 6,706
Total Votes 51,932

Full history


Campaign themes

  • Jobs
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Responsible Use of America’s Military
  • Agriculture
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Constituent Service

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Johnson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[15]


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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 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.[16]

Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[17]

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 in 2011.[18]

Voting with party


Timothy V. Johnson voted with the Republican Party 78 of the time, which ranked 239 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[19]


Johnson presently resides in Urbana, Illinois. He is the father of nine children and has 11 grandchildren.[3]

External links



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" accessed April 21, 2012
  2. GovTrack, "Johnson" accessed May 25, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Congressman Tim Johnson, "Biography" accessed November 3, 2011 (timed out)
  4. 4.0 4.1 (timed out) Congressman Tim Johnson, "Committees and Caucuses" accessed November 3, 2011
  5. MarketWatch, "Ron Paul Illinois Team Welcomes Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson," March 13, 2012
  6. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  7. State Journal-Register, "Rep. Johnson will run in new 13th U.S. House District" accessed December 6, 2011
  8. 8.0 8.1 ABC News 7, "Election Results Primary 2012," accessed March 20, 2012 (dead link)
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. Open Secrets, "Timothy V. Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 3, 2011
  16. LegiStorm, "Timothy Johnson"
  17. OpenSecrets, "Johnson, (R-Illinois), 2010"
  18. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  19. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Ewing
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 15
Succeeded by