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Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson.jpg
U.S. House, Ohio, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCharlie Wilson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,698,428
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTroy University
Master'sGeorgia Tech
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1973-1999
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1954
Place of birthRoseboro, North Carolina
ProfessionAir Force, Business Owner
Net worth$458,021
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Leslie "Bill" Johnson (b. November 10, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio's 6th congressional district. Johnson was first elected in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to representing Ohio's 6th congressional district, Bill spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Johnson is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Johnson was born in Roseboro, North Carolina. He earned his B.S. from Troy University in 1979, and his M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Johnson's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Johnson serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2011-2012

Johnson served on the following committees:[4]

  • Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
  • Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Veterans' Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
    • Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Ohio's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election.[6] Johnson was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 6th District. He defeated Victor Smith in the March 6th Republican primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[7] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[7]

U.S. House, Ohio District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Charlie Wilson 46.7% 144,444
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson Incumbent 53.3% 164,536
Total Votes 308,980
Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Ohio's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Johnson Incumbent 83.9% 56,905
Victor Smith 16.1% 10,888
Total Votes 67,793

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $2,698,428 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[9]

Bill Johnson (Ohio)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 6) Won $2,026,753
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (Ohio District 6) Won $671,675
Grand Total Raised $2,698,428

Breakdown by Year

2012

Breakdown of the source of Johnson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Johnson won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $2,026,754 and spent $2,007,027.[10]

2010

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

Johnson won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $671,675 and spent $639,670.[11]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Congressional District 6 Election, 2010 - Bill Johnson (Ohio) Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $671,675
Total Spent $639,670
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,057,441
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,236,213
Top contributors to Bill Johnson (Ohio)'s campaign committee
Magnum Magnetics$13,069
Murray Energy$13,036
Brilex Industries$8,877
Industrial Supplies Co$7,200
United Steel Service$7,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$59,900
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$45,246
Mining$31,486
Candidate Committees$28,000
Retired$24,921

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Johnson is a "far-right Republican," as of June 20, 2013.[12]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Johnson missed 4 of 1,714 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013, which is 0.2% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[13]

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 $805,307 in 2011. Overall, Ohio ranked 30th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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 2011 was estimated between $152,042 to $764,000. That averages to $458,021, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 1.78% from 2010.[15]

2010

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 $118,053 to $782,000. This averages out to $450,026.50 which was lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Johnson ranked 135th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[17]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Johnson was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives ranking 45th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[18]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Bill Johnson voted with the Republican Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 99th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[19]

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External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Wilson
U.S. House of Representatives - Ohio, District 6
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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