Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson currently serves the 4th Congressional district of Georgia

Hank Johnson, a Democrat, has represented the Fourth Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Biography

Johnson grew up in Washington, DC, the son of the highest ranking African American then serving in the Bureau of Prisons. He graduated from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) and Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall Law School. He is married to Mereda Davis Johnson and has two children.[1]

Johnson has practiced law for 25 years, with a focus on criminal and civil litigation. He gained a degree of prominence early in his career when he successfully won the exoneration of He also served as Associate Judge of the Magistrate Court of DeKalb County for ten years. in 2001, he was elected a DeKalb County Commissioner, a job he held until running for Congress in 2006.[2]

2006 elections

Johnson challenged incumbent Rep. Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. In the initial round of voting, she received 47.1% of the vote; Johnson 44.4%. The failure of both candidates to earn a majority of the vote triggered a run off. Johnson won the run off fairly easily (59%-41%) and became the Democratic Party's nominee for Congress, nearly assuring him a seat given the make up of his district.[3]

He defeated Republican candidate Catherine Davis in the November general election. Johnson and Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) became the first Buddhists to serve in Congress in January 2007. [4]

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Georgia superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Hank Johnson, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00027848&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Hank Johnson
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

More Background Data

Contact

Washington D.C. Office:
1133 Longworth House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1605
Fax: (202) 226-0691
Web Email
Website

District Office South:
5700 Hillandale Dr.
Suite 110
Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: (770) 987-2291
Fax: (770) 987-8721

District Office North:
3469 Lawrenceville Highway
Suite 205
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (770) 939-2016
Fax: (770) 939-3753

Articles and resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Finance and Tax,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
DeKalb County Commissioner
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District Offices:
1. 5700 Hillandale Dr., Suite 110, Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: (770) 987-2291 / Fax: (770) 987-8721
2. 3469 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 205, Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (770) 939-2016 / Fax: (770) 939-3753




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Date of Birth: October 2, 1954