FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Contact: Chelsea Roe (469) 323-4184 Chelsea@juliejohnson.com
Julie Johnson believes in empowering communities, protecting civil rights, and creating opportunities for all to work hard and get ahead. In Congress, Julie will build upon Colin Allred’s legacy, putting progressive values into action to deliver real results for Texan families.
ADDISON, TX – Today, Texas State Rep. Julie Johnson announced her candidacy to represent Texas’ 32nd District in Congress. Armed with a proven track record of public service and a comprehensive understanding of the job, Johnson stands poised to bring a wealth of experience to the national stage. As an attorney, Julie stood up for workers unfairly fired and fought students who had been taken advantage of by for-profit colleges. In the State House, Julie protected victims of sexual assault by demanding transparency about repeat offenders from state boards and worked to increase healthcare access. Julie has the experience and know-how needed to carry on Collin Allred’s legacy of delivering results for Texas families.
“Following months of encouragement from elected leaders, activists, and organizations across the country, I am excited and honored to announce my run for Texas Congressional District 32,” Julie Johnson stated. “I believe that together we can build a stronger, more inclusive Texas that works for everyone. I will be a representative who will fight for our values, advocate for our priorities, and deliver tangible results. I am ready to take the fight to Washington and make the government work for the people of Texas.”
Julie launches her campaign with the backing of the Texas AFT chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the Texas Hospital Association, Equality PAC, LPAC, the Human Rights Campaign, multiple members of the U.S. House, Texas House, and supporters across the district.
“Texas AFT is endorsing Representative Julie Johnson for Congress based on her record of commitment to ensuring quality education for all students and empowering the educators who make it possible. Her tireless advocacy for public education and teachers’ rights aligns perfectly with the core values of Texas AFT. We are proud to support Representative Julie Johnson’s campaign, knowing that she will continue to be a champion for everyone on the frontlines of Texas’ public education system.” – Zeph Capo, American Federation of Teachers,Texas President
“The Texas Hospital Association’s HOSPAC is excited to endorse Julie Johnson for CD 32. Julie is a fighter for Texas, working continuously to make sure all Texans have health care coverage. Her work on improving women’s health care access and lessening health insurance barriers results in better health across our state. Johnson has been a champion in the state legislature on a multitude of critical issues facing hospitals and patients. Texas hospitals look forward to working with Julie in Washington, D.C.” – John Hawkins, President/CEO, Texas Hospital Association
“Texas physicians have been honored to work alongside Representative Johnson and recognize her many legislative achievements that supported patients and physicians in Texas during her tenure as a state legislator. We look forward to seeing her rise to the U.S. Congress where she will be able to have an even greater impact on the health of our communities.” – Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Physician
“Representative Julie Johnson has served as the Vice Chair of the Women’s Health Caucus for the last three years. During that time, she has tenaciously fought to ensure all Texans have access to affordable healthcare services. As the Vice Chair of the Caucus, she has been a persistent advocate for reproductive rights and has fought against Republican extremists who are focused on stripping Texans of their fundamental right to access reproductive health services. When she is elected, Rep. Johnson will take the lessons learned from the Texas Legislature to DC where she will continue her fight to ensure every American has access to the full range of affordable healthcare services” – State Representative Donna Howard, Texas Women’s Health Caucus Chair
“I am so happy to see my colleague and friend Representative Julie Johnson running for TX-32. As I have worked with her throughout the 88th Legislative Session; I have seen her hard work ethic and dedication to her District and the people of North Texas. I have no doubt that she would make an outstanding Congresswoman. Julie has my full support!” – State Representative Venton Jones
Since 2019, Julie has served in the Texas House after defeating the author of the Texas “Bathroom Bill” by double digits. As a legislator, she has earned a reputation for being a staunch defender of those who have been kicked around and pushed aside. Julie has passed bills to ensure life-saving drugs for Texans aren’t held up by prior-authorization requirements. She protected victims of sexual assault by demanding transparency about repeat offenders from state boards. She ensured that survivors of Dallas first responders who die in the line of duty have full access to benefits. Julie also helped maintain funding for Parkland Health System. As the Vice Chair of the Texas Women’s Health Caucus, Julie has been on the front lines in the fight for reproductive rights .
As a Texas educated attorney, Julie fought into the courtroom at a time when women weren’t being hired to litigate cases. She has defended workers’ rights, stood up for the mentally disabled, and helped students who were taken advantage of by for-profit colleges.
Julie lives in Farmers Branch with her wife, Susan Moster, a practicing Gastroenterologist in Fort Worth. They have two sons, Nicholas and Ben.
For more information, please visit www.JulieJohnson.com ###
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