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GREENWOOD, AR — Two-term incumbent and local physician, Representative Lee Johnson announced his campaign for the position of State Representative for District 47.
Representative Johnson’s current House district includes portions of Crawford and Sebastian counties. The newly redrawn House District 47, as a result of decennial redistricting, encompasses eastern and southern portions of Sebastian County. Cities within the new District 47 include Greenwood, Lavaca, and Barling, as well as Chaffee Crossing.
“During my first two terms in the House of Representatives, I’ve supported tax cuts for hardworking Arkansans, advocated for a smaller, smarter state government, expanded access to healthcare for every Arkansan, and been a leader for healthcare freedom from government mandates.”
Johnson has a 100% voting record with Arkansas Right to Life, an “A” rating with the National Rifle Association and has been awarded as one of the top legislators by Arkansas Family Council.
For the 93rd General Assembly, Johnson serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Management Committee, and as a member of the Joint Budget Committee, the Education Committee, and the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee. Johnson also provides a strong and respected voice for health care policy due to his experience and knowledge as a physician.
Before serving in the House of Representatives, Johnson was elected to the Greenwood City Council from 2008-2018 and was also appointed to the State Board of Health. Johnson remains active in the Greenwood public school system as the volunteer physician for the Greenwood Bulldogs Athletics Program.
“Having another opportunity to serve the people of District 47 is very exciting,” Johnson said. “As Sebastian County continues to grow, District 47’s constituents need a leader representing them at our State Capitol that will continue to work to foster economic development and improve education and health care of Arkansans, while making our government more efficient and effective.”
In addition to Johnson’s public service, he has been a staple in the emergency room at Baptist Health–Fort Smith for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Greenwood High School and attends the Church of Christ. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 25 years and have raised three children, Will (24), Luke (21), and Wesley (19), in Greenwood surrounded by family and close friends.