+ − Contact Information
Phone: (512) 463-0586
Fax: (512) 463-8147
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
+ − Biography
Eric Johnson represents District 100, which includes parts of Mesquite and Dallas, in the Texas House of Representatives. He was first elected in a special election in April 2010. He was re-elected in November 2010 and again in November 2012. Today, he serves on four prominent committees: as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, as Vice Chair of the House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics, the House Committee on Elections, and the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations. He also serves on the House and Senate Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education, Governance, Excellence, and Transparency.
In 2011, Representative Johnson was selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders Program by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. He was also awarded the 2011 Achievement Award by the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program. In September 2011, the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce named Representative Johnson one of its "Five Outstanding Young Texans" and in October 2011, the Dallas Regional Chamber bestowed upon him its first ever "Courage in Public Service Award" for his work in higher education.
In 2012, Representative Johnson was named to the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and joined an ACYPL delegation that visited Israel and the Palestinian Territories, meeting with current and emerging leaders in the region. In December 2012, Representative Johnson was the only member of the Texas Legislature to participate in President Obama's first ever meeting with a delegation of African American state legislators.
Representative Johnson serves as ex officio member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and a board member of both the Dallas Arboretum and the West Dallas based Voice of Hope Ministry. On the national stage he serves on the Executive Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.
Recently, Representative Johnson helped form the Young Texans Legislative Caucus (YTLC), to highlight and address the needs of younger Texans, particularly speaking to the state's long-term investments in education, infrastructure, and the management of our natural resources. He has been elected to serve as chair during the current 83rd Legislative Session.
Representative Johnson is a graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in History. He then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and master's degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
In addition to his work in the Legislature, Representative Johnson owns and operates The Law Office of Eric L. Johnson, P.C.
Representative Johnson lives in Dallas with his wife, Nakita. They are members of the Skillman Avenue Church of Christ. In his free time, he enjoys reading, bonsai, blues and jazz guitar, sports, and spending time with Nakita and their two dogs, Nina and Bailey.