STATE REPRESENTATIVE ERIC JOHNSON ENTERS THE RACE TO BECOME THE NEXT MAYOR OF DALLAS


DALLAS, TX – State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) today appointed a campaign treasurer with the City Secretary of Dallas to state publicly his intention to run for Mayor of Dallas in the May 4, 2019 municipal election. Serving as Johnson’s campaign treasurer will be National Football League Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member, Mel Renfro. “I’ve been around winners all my life, from winning football state championships in high school to winning two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, so I know a winner when I see one. Eric Johnson is a winner and he’ll be a great mayor,” said Renfro. Johnson is the chairman of the Dallas Area Legislative Delegation and has represented Dallas in the Texas Legislature since 2010. Johnson issued the following statement today: “I believe I offer the citizens of Dallas a unique combination of experience, energy, and creativity when it comes to solving problems, along with a proven track record of working well with people from varying backgrounds in order to accomplish great things. I have represented one of the most diverse House districts in the state for nearly a decade and I’ve shown that I can bring people together to get the job done for all of our families,” Johnson stated. “Dallas is a great city, but we have some serious challenges ahead of us. We need to make sure that the Dallas of tomorrow is full of opportunity for everyone. It’s time to move beyond the old divisions at City Hall and work together toward real solutions. If we do, Dallas will be a city of strong, safe neighborhoods where families thrive and where every child has the opportunities to succeed that I enjoyed growing up in this incredible city,” Johnson added. “And that’s why I’m running to become the next mayor of Dallas,” Johnson concluded. Johnson is a Dallas native. He attended Dallas Independent School District schools through the first grade when he received a scholarship to attend Greenhill School through the West Dallas Boys and Girls Club. Johnson earned an undergraduate degree with honors in History from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University. He is currently Of Counsel to the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where he practices public finance and public policy law. Johnson and his wife, Nakita, reside in Dallas with their two children, William (age 4) and George (age 1)


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