Personal Profile

Full Name Eric Johnson
Age 39
Hometown Dallas
Race Black
Occupation attorney
Education B.A., Harvard University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.P.A., Princeton University
Spouse: Nakita
Church Lawrence and Marder Church of Christ

Rep. Eric Johnson began his service in the Texas House of Representatives representing the people of District 100 on April 20, 2010. He was born and raised in District 100 and, because of his work in the community and countless discussions with his constituents, is intimately aware of the challenges facing District 100. Rep. Johnson believes it is his job in the Legislature to support Texas’ public schools, create more jobs throughout our state, and to provide the people of Texas with open, honest, and accountable government.

Rep. Johnson’s formal education began at Sudie Williams Elementary and C.F. Carr Elementary in the Dallas
Independent School District. In the second grade, he was awarded a generous scholarship to attend Greenhill School, from which he graduated in 1994.

Rep. Johnson went on to attend Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in History in 1998. He then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University in 2003.

In 2009, Rep. Johnson launched West Dallas C.A.M.P. (Community Ambassador Mentoring Program) to pair West
Dallas elementary school students with mentors in order to help them become productive members of society. He has also served as a mentor at Lincoln High School in South Dallas and spoken at numerous “Career Day” programs and academic pep rallies throughout District 100.

In addition to his work in Dallas’ public schools, Rep. Johnson has served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Inc., Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Educational Opportunities, Inc., Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Dallas County Historical Commission, and The Arts Community Alliance. He currently serves on the board of the Dallas Arboretum.

Eric is Of Counsel to the Sandler Law Firm PLLC. He has a broad array of transactional legal experience ranging
from public finance to commercial banking, corporate finance, and technology law.

Rep. Johnson lives with his wife, Nakita, in The Cedars. They are members of the Lawrence and Marder Church of Christ in South Dallas. In his free time, he enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with Nakita and their two dogs, Nina and Bailey.