WASHINGTON — DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post announced that Texas Representative Eric Johnson will serve as its third delegate to the Democratic National Committee.
“The DLCC is honored to be represented at the DNC by our Board Chair and Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, our Vice Chair and Delaware House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, and now Board member and Texas State Representative Eric Johnson,” said Post. “As the DLCC continues to win seats in districts carried by Trump in 2016 and expand Democratic strength in statehouses nationwide, we are confident that Representative Johnson’s service as a delegate will help the DLCC rebuild the Democratic party from the ground up.”
Representative Eric Johnson was first elected to represent District 100 in the Texas House of Representatives in 2010 at age 34 and has served on the DLCC Board since last December. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Texas House Redistricting Committee and has championed legislation to reform Texas’ criminal justice system, expand early childhood education programs, and increase protections for LGBT Texans. In 2013, Representative Johnson founded the Young Texans Legislative Caucus to highlight the needs of younger Texans, focusing on issues such as education, infrastructure, and natural resources. Recently, he was named to the Board of Advisors for Let America Vote, an organization dedicated to winning the public debate over voter suppression in the United States.
“It is an honor to have been named to the DNC,” said Representative Johnson. “I have been a Democrat my entire life, and I love my party. I look forward to helping Democrats retake Congress in 2018 and the White House in 2020, and I am grateful to the DLCC for this tremendous opportunity.”
The DNC recently certified Representative Johnson’s appointment during its fall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.