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}}{{tnr}}'''Christine Johnson''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. She has represented District 35 since February 14, 2011, when she replaced retiring senator [[J. Bradley Burzynski]].<ref>[http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Christine_Johnson_Sworn-In_To_State_Senate_116204064.html?ref=064 ''WIFR,'' "Christine Johnson Sworn In to State Senate ," February 14, 2011]</ref> She will serve out the remainder of his term.  Johnson had previously served as Treasurer of DeKalb County since 1994.<ref>[http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=14031624 ''WREX,'' "Christine Johnson sworn in to Burzynski's old Senate seat," February 15, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christine Johnson''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 35 from February 14, 2011 to January 2013. In 2011, she replaced retiring senator [[J. Bradley Burzynski]].<ref>[http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Christine_Johnson_Sworn-In_To_State_Senate_116204064.html?ref=064 ''WIFR,'' "Christine Johnson Sworn In to State Senate ," February 14, 2011]</ref> She will serve out the remainder of his term.  Johnson had previously served as Treasurer of DeKalb County since 1994.<ref>[http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=14031624 ''WREX,'' "Christine Johnson sworn in to Burzynski's old Senate seat," February 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:45, 26 January 2013

Christine Johnson
Christine Johnson.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 35
Former member
In office
February 14, 2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolIndian Creek High School
Bachelor'sNorthern Illinois University
Personal
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Christine Johnson is a former Republican member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 35 from February 14, 2011 to January 2013. In 2011, she replaced retiring senator J. Bradley Burzynski.[1] She will serve out the remainder of his term. Johnson had previously served as Treasurer of DeKalb County since 1994.[2]

Johnson earned her BA from Northern Illinois University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (Licensed Activities)

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Johnson's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Budget and Tax Increase
Excerpt: "I am opposed to tax increases that place additional financial burdens on our citizens and drive businesses out of Illinois."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "I have co-sponsored legislation to repeal the tax increase enacted in January, 2011 on businesses."
  • Cuts and Reforms
Excerpt: "There are a number of cuts that have already been made, such as a reduction in the number of state-paid electronic devices and the number of vehicles in the state fleet."
  • Legislators as Lobbyists
Excerpt: "I would support legislation banning elected state officials from taking jobs in state government until at least five years after they leave office."
  • Pension System Reform
Excerpt: "The current pension system, with its $85 billion deficit, is not sustainable."
  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "As a life member of the NRA, I support the second amendment rights of our citizens to own and carry firearms."
  • Gambling and Casino Expansion
Excerpt: "I do not believe that the expansion of gambling is a reliable source of revenue."
  • Pro-life
Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and is sacred -- not only for the unborn, but throughout a person's life."
  • Marriage
Excerpt: "I had not yet been appointed to the Senate for the vote on civil unions. Had I been, I would have voted against them."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I serve as the Minority Spokesperson on the Higher Education committee, and am on the Education Committee as well as the P-20 Council on Education. The education of our children is very important to me."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "We owe our nation's veterans a debt of gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy every day. They have sacrificed for us, protected and defended us."
  • Community Ties
Excerpt: "My husband Jim and I have lived in this area our whole lives. I was born in Rockford, my mother grew up in Loves Park and my grandparents lived here."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson ran for re-election to District 35 of the Senate in the 2012. Johnson was defeated by incumbent Dave Syverson in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois State Senate Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Syverson Incumbent 57.6% 14,368
Christine J. Johnson Incumbent 42.4% 10,592
Total Votes 24,960

Endorsements

Johnson was endorsed by Family-Pac.[7]

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Personal

Johnson and her husband, Jim, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Bradley Burzynski (D)
Illinois Senate District 35
February 14, 2011–2013
Succeeded by
Dave Syverson (R)