Hank Johnson

Representative from Georgia's 4th Congressional District

Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

Representative from Georgia's 4th Congressional District

Biography

In his third term as U.S. Representative for Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, Congressman Hank Johnson has distinguished himself as a substantive, hard-working legislator who delivers results.

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During the 111th Congress, Johnson – a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary – chaired the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy that was responsible for antitrust legislation and overseeing administration of the federal courts. He also served on the House Committees on Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure.

After only one term in office, he was elected by his colleagues to serve in the House Leadership as Southeast Regional Whip in 2009. In that capacity, he has played a key role in garnering support for key priorities such as health care reform, the Recovery Act, and legislation to reduce carbon emissions to slow climate change. One of the earliest congressional supporters of President Barack Obama, Rep. Johnson served as co-Chair of the Obama Campaign in Georgia.

A champion of fairness for working American families, he has introduced, co-sponsored and passed legislation to level the playing field and create opportunity.

He has consistently supported legislation to ensure that all Americans have access to employment opportunities and affordable health care. He has championed consumer protection, education, civil liberties and support for public safety. He was an outspoken critic of the Iraq War and abuses within the Bush Justice Department. Opposed to the Wall Street bailout, he championed efforts to redirect those funds to Main Street. As part of the Whip Team, he played an important role in assembling votes for the historic health care reform act -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

With a heavy emphasis on quality constituent services, in addition to his Washington office, he has established district offices in Lithonia and Tucker, Georgia. His district staff handles thousands of cases annually helping citizens to navigate the federal bureaucracy.

He has delivered hundreds of millions of dollars of federal investment to the Fourth District for job creation, infrastructure, public safety, and business development.He has harnessed new media to connect with constituents directly via online tools such as Facebook and Twitter and in 2010 was ranked the most influential House Democrat on Twitter.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Johnson served twelve (12) years as a DeKalb County magistrate judge, five (5) years as a county commissioner and three (3) years as chair of the DeKalb County Budget Committee.

Rep. Johnson practiced civil and criminal law in DeKalb County for twenty-seven (27) years. A staunch supporter of public education, he is a graduate of the District of Columbia Public Schools, Clark College in Atlanta and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. Rep. Johnson is married to Attorney Mereda Davis Johnson and has two children.

Georgia's 4th Congressional District includes portions of DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett counties in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta.

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Primary Location

Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

10/02/1954 - Washington, DC, United States

Age

66

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Hank Johnson
Representative from Georgia's 4th Congressional District
Education
JD
Class of 1979

The Thurgood Marshall School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas, that awards J.D.

BA
Class of 1976

Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It was formed by the consolidation of Atlanta University, which offered only graduate degrees, and Clark College, a four-year undergraduate institution oriented to the liberal arts.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) consists of one United States Senator and seventy five members of the United States House of Representatives, and is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus. Established in 1991, the CPC reflects the diversity and strength of the American people and seeks to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society.

Member
Current

Since its establishment in 1971, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have joined together to empower America’s neglected citizens and address their legislative concerns. For more than 40 years, the CBC has consistently served as the voice for people of color and vulnerable communities in Congress and has been committed to utilizing the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the government of the United States of America to ensure that everyone in the United States has an opportunity to achieve the American Dream. The legislative agenda that Members of the Congressional Black Caucus collectively pursue includes but is not limited to the following: the creation of universal access to a world-class education from birth through post-secondary level; the creation of universal access to quality, affordable health care and the elimination of racially based health disparities; the creation of universal access to modern technology, capital and full, fairly-compensated employment; the creation and or expansion of U.S. foreign policy initiatives that will contribute to the survival, health, education and general welfare of all peoples of the world in a manner consistent with universal human dignity, tolerance and respect and such other legislative action as a majority of the entire CBC Membership may support.

Career History
Associate Magistrate Judge
1989 - 2001
Boards & Committees
Member, Congressional Advisory Board
Current

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Member of the Board of Commissioners
2001 - 2006
Political Donations
$100
1998

Partner at Dentons

$500
1997

Representative from the 82nd District at Georgia House of Representatives

Political Donations Received
$333
2020
$5
2020
$25
2020
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