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Joe Johnson
Virginia House of Delegates District 4
Former Member
In office
1990 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1989
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service4
Date of birth12/12/1931
Place of birthWashington County, VA
Joseph P. "Joe" Johnson, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 4 from 1990 to 2014.

Johnson did not seek re-election in 2013. His seat was filled by Republican A. Benton Chafin.


Johnson's professional experience includes serving as a Substitute Judge for the Twenty-eighth General District Court from 1971 to 1989. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Johnson served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Johnson served on the following committees:

  • HB 1821 Concealed handguns; prohibited from carrying onto premises of restaurants and consuming alcohol.
  • HB 1822 Handguns; exempts permit holders from prohibition against carrying onto school property.
  • HB 2005 Charter; City of Bristol.
  • HB 2559 Homestead exemption; increases for householders who are 65 years of age or older.[2]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Johnson won re-election to District 4 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He obtained the Democratic nomination and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

On November 3, 2009, Johnson won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Johnson raised $17,844 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 4 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph P Johnson Jr (D) 12,967 97.5%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Johnson received $20,975 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Johnson's campaign in 2011
Alpha Resource Services LLC$6,000
Alpha Natural Resources$2,500
Virginia Dental Association$1,000
Virginia Optometric Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $20,975


The top 5 donors to Johnson's 2009 campaign:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
Alpha Natural Resources $5,000
Virginia Dental Association $1,500
Altria $1,000
Consol Energy $1,000
Virginia AFL-CIO $750

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 4
Succeeded by
A. Benton Chafin (R)