Eric Johnson

Mayor / Dallas, TX

Eric Johnson is currently serving his fifth term in the Texas House of Representatives, where he serves on the Ways and Means and Investments and Financial Services committees; he also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Redistricting Committee.  Johnson was first elected in 2010, at age 34, and was quickly deemed a “rising star” in Texas politics, being named one of the Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce’s “Five Outstanding Young Texans” in 2011.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History cum laude from Harvard University in 1998, Johnson earned a Master of Public Affairs in International Relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Juris Doctor from The University of Pennsylvania Law School, both in 2003.

In 2013, Johnson was named an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.  In 2016, he was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and he was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.  Last year, Johnson was selected for membership in the Council on Foreign Relations and was appointed to the Democratic National Committee. Johnson lives in Dallas with his wife, Nikki, and their two sons, William and George.