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Senate District 23

2021
Jack Johnson
Republican

Jack Johnson

Family and Personal:
Sen. Johnson is married with three children and is a small business owner.

Memberships:
He is a member of the State Capitol Commission, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Williamson County Republican Party Chairman’s Circle.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and is also on the Advisory Board of the David House Child Advocacy Center.

615.741.2495

sen.jack.johnson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Jack Johnson (R): District 23, Senate Majority Leader. Leader Johnson is difficult to evaluate given his role as Majority Leader. He has the responsibility of sponsoring most of the Governor’s bills and probably many other responsibilities that blur his true and independent tendencies. He seems like a very likeable fellow, and we love his music (he has a band that plays classic country)!

Leader Johnson has only endorsed one of the TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorship:

SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).

TLRC chose to sponsor one of Leader Johnson’s bills–or is it Governor Lee’s bill?

SB0769/HB0782 – Johnson/Lamberth – Common Core material is prohibited in public school curriculum (passed).

It seems that we pass this bill–or one just like it–every year, but, like a Fauci viral pandemic, Common Core never really goes away.

Leader Johnson lost points because of two bills he supported that TLRC opposed:

SB0736/HB0141 – Johnson/Lamberth (a Governor’s bill with which we take issue) – Special tax exemption for the film and video industry which was supported by a large majority of the General Assembly (passed). TLRC does not support special carve-outs for cherry-picked industries. The government should not be picking winners and losers.

SB0783/HB1204 – Massey/Zachary – Authorizes a special sales and use tax allocation to finance Randy Boyd’s Baseball stadium in Knoxville at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers. Boyd is a mega millionaire (passed).

Media stories on the subject:
Boyd Sports to Profit from Events Held at Taxpayer-Funded Stadium – Tennessee Star

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star
TLRC opposed those bills on fairness, fiscal-responsibility, and constitutional principles.

Leader Johnson sponsored 110 bills, but we do not know how many of those were on his wish list. To access, go here.

We do not need more laws; we need better, bolder laws, and enforcement of the laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. Leader Johnson is in a position where he could lead that fight. He represents a very conservative district and should reflect their values.

We are at a crisis point and now is the time to stand for the people instead of special interests, the wealthy, and well-connected, and against those who assume power through corruption and coercion. If we do not, we could very well lose our republic and our liberties.

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