For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019
Dallas, TX – State Sen. Rocye West endorsed State Rep. Eric Johnson on Wednesday in the race for Mayor of Dallas.
Sen. West has represented Dallas in the Texas Senate since 1993 and is a widely respected leader on public education, higher education, and many other issues critical to the city that he and Rep. Johnson both serve.
“I’ve worked closely with Representative Johnson in the Texas Legislature and I strongly support him for Mayor of Dallas,” Sen. West said. “Representative Johnson has the experience, education and political savvy that will make him an effective Mayor and a great ambassador for our city. He is thoughtful and energetic, and he will provide the leadership that Dallas needs at this moment in history.”
Rep. Johnson received the most votes among the nine candidates running in the May 4 election for Mayor, advancing to a runoff election on June 8. He has earned a number of high-profile endorsements during his campaign, including the support of three former Dallas Mayors.
“Senator West has been a strong and dedicated voice for the people of Dallas for many years and I am profoundly honored to have his support,” Rep. Johnson said.
The son of a former Dallas police officer, Johnson grew up in Dallas and returned to his hometown immediately upon completing his formal education. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University in 1998 as well as a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, both in 2003.
Johnson has represented Dallas-based District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives since 2010. He has been a leading voice for expanding access to early childhood education, fighting public corruption, funding much-needed street repairs, and improving public safety.
Johnson has been a practicing lawyer in Dallas for the past fifteen years. He and his wife, Nikki, have two sons, William and George.
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