Johnson takes out petitions to run for reelection

By Wayne Allen

December 24, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson has taken out and begun circulating petitions to run for reelection as 90th district representative in the Ohio House of Representatives.

The 90th House District includes Adams and Scioto counties and parts of Lawrence County.

When asked why he is seeking another term Johnson said, “I’ve been delighted to serve the people of our district.”

Johnson said he has great hope for the people of southern Ohio.

“Many great people have come from this part of the state and great things have happened here. All-in-all I think our best days remain ahead of us,” Johnson said. “I want to help us find those days, I want to keep more of our young people here in our region and I really want to do everything I can do to life up the good things that are happening in southern Ohio.”

In 2013 some of Johnson’s accomplishments in the Ohio legislature include securing $2,303,860 for construction of the Shawnee State Park Marina Improvements Project.

Johnson was also appointed as one of two Ohio House members on the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Board.

Johnson is also credited with a house bill that renamed two roads and a new bridge after well-known former residents Branch Rickey, Boone Coleman, and legislator Oakley C. Collins.

Johnson introduced House Bill 170, that would expand access to Narcan (Naloxone), a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate/opioid overdose in just a few minutes, potentially saving a life.

According to biographical information about Johnson he graduated from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. Prior to that, he had graduated from Northwest High School and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio University.

He served 21 years in the Ohio Army National Guard where he was commander of the National Guard Medical Detachment, served as state surgeon, and retired as a colonel in 2011. A veteran of the global war on terror, he has completed three tours of duty.

Johnson also serves as medical director at Compass Community Health and is an Assistant Dean of Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also recently served as the Director of Family Practice Residency at Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC).

Representative Johnson has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 22 years. They have four children, Jesse, Steve, Tye and Nick.”

For more information about Johnson visit, www.ohiohouse.gov/terry-johnson.

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