FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 1, 2018
Dallas, TX – The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, has endorsed State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) for re-election to the Texas House of Representatives. Representative Johnson is one of only eleven candidates in Texas who have been endorsed by the former President and is the only current member of the Texas House to have received the endorsement.
Former President Barack Obama released the following statement with the list of endorsed candidates:
“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service. They deserve your vote,” stated President Obama.
Representative Johnson released the following message to his supporters on Monday in response to receiving the endorsement:
“It is an honor to be one of a select few Texas candidates to have received this endorsement. I appreciate your support over the past eight years, and I am especially proud today that our hard work and commitment to progressive values has garnered the attention of such an inspirational, once-in-a-generation leader as President Barack Obama,” stated Representative Johnson.
Representative Eric Johnson is running to represent District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives. He has represented the district since 2010 and currently serves on the following prominent committees: he is Vice Chair of the House Committee on Redistricting, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, a member of the House Committee on Investments and Financial Services, and a member of the House Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility. Over the course of his legislative career, he has served on seventeen different committees and has held four vice chairmanships.
Representative Johnson is currently running to become Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. He is the only Democratic candidate for Speaker and if elected, he will be the first African American Speaker in Texas history.