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Bill Johnson (Ohio politician)


Bill Johnson (Ohio politician)

Lieutenant Colonel
Bill Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Charlie Wilson
Personal details
Born (1954-11-10) November 10, 1954
Roseboro, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) LeeAnn Johnson; 4 Children[1]
Residence Marietta, Ohio[1]
Alma mater Troy University[1]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Religion Protestant[2]
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1973–1999
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Awards Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal

William Leslie "Bill" Johnson (born November 10, 1954) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party.


  • Early life, education, and business career 1
  • U.S. House of Representatives 2
    • Elections 2.1
    • Tenure 2.2
    • Committee assignments 2.3
    • Legislation sponsored 2.4
  • Electoral history 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life, education, and business career

Born in Roseboro, North Carolina in 1954,[2] Johnson grew up on family farms. He entered the

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charlie Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

January 3, 2011 – present
Succeeded by
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Robert Hurt
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Bill Keating

External links

  1. ^ a b c Bill Johnson | About | Ohio Congress 6th district Conservative Republican Politics Jobs Veteran
  2. ^ a b Bicknell, John (November 3, 2010). "112th Congress: Bill Johnson, R-Ohio (6th District)".  
  3. ^ "About Bill Johnson". Bill Johnson for Congress Campaign Website. Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Wilson, Johnson win in 6th District". Marietta Times. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  5. ^ The 2010 Results Maps -
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  7. ^ "Library of Congress- Thomas". 
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  10. ^ "". 
  11. ^ "Ohio Right to Life". 
  12. ^ "NRA endorsements-Ohio". 
  13. ^ "Bill Johnson: Issue Positions". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  14. ^ "H.R. 3588 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  15. ^ Kasperowicz, Pete (2 December 2013). "Both parties reject EPA fire hydrant rule". The Hill. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  16. ^ Kasperowicz, Pete (22 November 2013). "House bill warns of EPA threat to fire hydrants". The Hill. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "H.R. 2824 - All Actions". United States Congress. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "H.R. 2824 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Johnson, Lamborn Introduce Legislation To Protect Jobs, Help Stop Administration’s War on Coal". Smart Energy Universe. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  20. ^ Beans, Laura (8 August 2013). "House Republicans Use Fear Mongering In Fight for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining". EcoWatch. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "H.R. 3548 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State Office. Archived from the original on 5 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 


Ohio's 6th congressional district: 2010 results[22]
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2010 Charles A. Wilson, Jr. 91,018 45% Bill Johnson 101,558 50%
2012 Charles A. Wilson, Jr. 144,444 47% Bill Johnson 164,536 53%

Electoral history

  • Community Fire Safety Act of 2013 (H.R. 3588; 113th Congress) - Johnson introduced this bill into the House on November 21, 2013.[14] The bill would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring that all new fire hydrants in the United States be lead-free beginning in 2014.[15] Johnson referred to the EPA's ruling as "absurd" and said that "it is unconscionable that the EPA has put our public safety at risk because during the hot summer months sometimes, somewhere kids may play in fire hydrant water."[16]
  • Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America (H.R. 2824; 113th Congress) - Johnson introduced this bill into the House on July 25, 2013.[17] If passed, the bill would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to require state programs for regulation of surface coal mining to incorporate the necessary rule concerning excess spoil, coal mine waste, and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams published by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on December 12, 2008.[18] Supporters of the bill argue that it will be good for jobs, save the government money, and improve U.S. energy production by preventing the Obama Administration from introducing more coal regulations.[19] Opponents of the bill described it as a bill that would require "OSM to implement the flawed 2008 Stream Buffer Zone rule and prevent the agency from improving that rule for a minimum of seven years."[20]
  • Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014 (H.R. 3548; 113th Congress) - Johnson introduced this bill into the House on November 20, 2013.[21] It is a bill that would amend the Public Health Service Act, with respect to trauma care and research programs, to include in the definition of "trauma" an injury resulting from extrinsic agents other than mechanical force, including those that are thermal, electrical, chemical, or radioactive.[21]

Legislation sponsored

Committee assignments

Johnson opposes the legalization of gay marriage and believes that it “undermines the integrity of the American family.” [13]

Gay Marriage

Johnson opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Health care

A lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, Johnson opposes restrictions on gun ownership. He was endorsed by the NRA in 2012.[12]

Gun Issues

In the 2010 Ohio Primary Election Candidate Survey, Johnson stated, "I am pro-life, and I oppose abortion except in the case of rape, incest, and when the mother's life is in danger. Additionally, I support parental notification and a ban on partial birth abortions." During his 2010 and 2012 general elections, Johnson received the endorsement of the Ohio Right to Life PAC.[11]


Johnson is also the sponsor of H.R. 4036, the "Pass a Budget Now Act" which would cut the pay of legislators if a budget is not passed by April 15 of each year.[10]

During the 112th Congress, Johnson's "Veteran's Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act" was passed into law.[7] Additionally, the House passed Johnson's "World War II Memorial Prayer Act" which would require the prayer President Franklin Roosevelt gave on D-Day to be placed on the World War II memorial.[8] The House also passed Johnson's "Stop the War on Coal Act" which would stop the creation of any new rules that threaten mining jobs.[9] Both pieces of legislation have been sent to the Senate for consideration.

Bill Johnson is a member of both the Conservative Republican Study Committee and the centrist Republican Main Street Partnership.


In November 2011, Wilson filed a rematch in the newly redrawn 6th District.[6] Johnson defeated Wilson once again in a heavily contested race, and began his second term in January of 2013.


In May 2010, Johnson defeated two primary opponents to earn the Republican nomination.[4] In the general election, Johnson won his bid by a 50.3-45.1%[5] margin against incumbent Charlie Wilson. He began his term in the 112th United States Congress on January 3, 2011.



U.S. House of Representatives

He co-founded Johnson-Schley Management Group, an information technology (IT) consulting company that increased revenues by more than 200% in just three years under his leadership. In 2003, he left the company to form J2 Business Solutions, where he provided executive level IT support as a defense contractor to the U.S. military. From 2006 to 2010, he served as Chief Information Officer of a global manufacturer of highly electronic components for the transportation industry.


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