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

Eric Johnson is the representative of Texas’ House District 100, first elected in 2010.

Johnson is serving as the vice chair of the Economic & Small Business Development Committee, and sits on the Calendars and Homeland Security & Public Safety committees and the Economic & Small Business Development Subcommittee on Small Business.

Johnson's legislative focus includes public schools, job growth and transparent government.

He works as an attorney. He has a broad array of transactional legal experience ranging from public finance to commercial banking, corporate finance, and technology law. Johnson attended 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, 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, 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.

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.

Information in this bio was provided by Johnson's office.
Last updated: March 19, 2015.