A Groundbreaker for Texans
State Rep. Julie Johnson is an attorney serving her third term representing Texas’ 115th House District. Johnson has been practicing law since 1991 and has spent her legal career defending workers, advocating for students, and breaking barriers for women. In the state House, she has focused on consumer protection, affordable health care, LGBTQ+ equality, and fighting for reproductive freedom in the face of the radical and dangerous abortion bans Texas Republicans have imposed in the state. When she was elected in 2018 with EMILYs List’s support, Johnson made history as one of the first two openly gay elected officials from Dallas County, and she went head-to-head with Republican extremists in the last legislative session, helping to defeat 76 out of 77 anti-LGBTQ+ bills that were introduced. EMILYs List also endorsed Johnson in 2020 and 2022. Johnson has been married to her wife, Susan, since 2014.
An Unparalleled Commitment to Reproductive Freedom
Johnson has been a powerful voice for abortion rights in Texas, even as the state’s anti-abortion Republicans have pushed through some of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation. “We can’t know the private information regarding every pregnancy in Texas,” Johnson has said. “It’s time to stop making a political game of the lives of women and girls.” In addition to reproductive freedom, Johnson is also committed to strengthening gun laws, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, and protecting the Affordable Care Act so that every Texan is able to get the critical health care they need for themselves and their families.
A Must-Hold Seat for Democrats
Johnson is running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Colin Allred, who is challenging Sen. Ted Cruz. This recently redrawn district is a must-hold seat that will be critical to Democrats’ ability to retake control of the U.S. House in 2024. It’s more important than ever that we show Johnson the full support of the EMILYs List community and help make her the next representative for the people of Texas’ 32nd Congressional District.