||Hon. Eric Johnson
Bachelor of Arts, History, 1998
Master of Public Affairs, 2003
University of Pennsylvania Law School,
Juris Doctor, 2003
||Texas State House of Representatives
Eric Johnson currently serves in the Texas House of Representatives, representing Dallas based District 100. He was first elected in a special election in April 2010 and was re-elected to his position in November 2010. He presently serves on two prominent House committees, the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Higher Education. At the end of the 2011 legislative session he was appointed to the special House and Senate Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency. In his first legislative session he submitted 13 pieces of legislation and had two measures signed into law.
At the end of the legislative session Representative Johnson was the sole member of the Texas Legislature that was chosen to participate in the 2011 Emerging Leaders Program by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. He was also awarded the 2011 Achievement Award by the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program. In September 2011, the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce named Representative Johnson one of the 2011 Five Outstanding Young Texans. In October 2011, the Dallas Regional Chamber bestowed upon Rep. Johnson their first annual, Courage in Public Service Award. In January of 2012, the City of Dallas asked Representative Johnson to serve as Grand Marshall of the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade and to be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center's 30th Annual Awards Gala.
Before entering elective office Representative Johnson was an active supporter of Dallas' non-profit community. He has served as a both a tutor and mentor in the Dallas Independent School District, as well as speaker at numerous "Career Day" programs in District 100. In 2009 he launched the West Dallas C.A.M.P. (Community Ambassador Mentoring Program) to pair West Dallas elementary school students with mentors in order to help them become productive members of society.
Representative Johnson is a graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in History. He earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and also holds a master�s degree in public affairs from Princeton University.
In addition to his work in the legislature, Representative Johnson is an attorney and operates the Law Offices of Eric L. Johnson, P.C.
Representative Johnson lives with his wife, Nakita, in The Cedars. They are members of the Lawrence and Marder Church of Christ in South Dallas. In his free time, he enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with Nakita and their two dogs, Nina and Bailey.