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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Ga. House, 1986; DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, 2001-06; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: Oct. 2, 1954; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Lithonia
Religion: Buddhist
Family: Wife, Mereda Davis Johnson; two children
Education: Clark College, B.A. 1976; Texas Southern U., J.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Oversight & Investigations; Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Executive Overreach; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalHank Johnson (D) 161,211100.0
2012generalHank Johnson (D) 208,86173.6
J. Vaughn (R) 75,04126.4
2010generalHank Johnson (D) 131,76074.7
Lisbeth Carter (R) 44,70725.3
2008generalHank Johnson (D) 224,49499.9
2006generalHank Johnson (D) 106,35275.3
Catherine Davis (R) 34,77824.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Georgia Rep. John Lewis (D) is 21st.


Georgia is 18th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepHankJohnson)

Rep. Hank Johnson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.