Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Jarvis Johnson District 139 (D-Houston)

Industry
Business Owner
Spouse
Charlene Johnson
Committees
  • Homeland Security & Public Safety
  • Urban Affairs
  • Appropriations - Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V (Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Jarvis Johnson, a former Houston City Councilman, has been the owner of Aunt Bea’s Restaurant in Houston since 2011. The restaurant has been closed due to a fire.

  • He is the president of Commagere International Consultant Group, which coordinates trade missions to Africa.

  • He co-owns two day-care services in Houston.

  • His wife, Charlene, co-owns Loving Hands International based in North Carolina.

Property

  • Residential property in Houston, valued at $375,000

  • Vacant lot in Houston valued at $13,750

Analysis

  • In 2014, Johnson had a tax lien of $19,096 filed against him by the state of Texas for a failure to pay state taxes.

  • In 2011, Johnson was fined $2,400 by the Texas Ethics Commission for campaign finance reporting violations and misuse of campaign funds. According to the Houston Chronicle, he was accused of buying dress shirts with campaign money. He paid back the money and a fine, denied any real wrongdoing and equated the violations to “clerical errors.”