A native Texan, Eric Johnson represents District 100, which covers the heart of Dallas, in the Texas House of Representatives. He was first elected in a special election in April 2010, and was re-elected in November 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Before running for the Texas House of Representatives, Eric was an active volunteer in the Dallas Independent School District. As a firm believer that a quality education is truly transformational, he dedicated his early adult life to mentoring young children from the neighborhood where he grew up.
Eric’s vision for the future of Texas and our nation is firmly rooted in the belief that sound public policy can help create opportunity for everyone. He believes that if ordinary people have access to a quality education and the tools necessary for economic security, we will grow and flourish as a society. This belief is reflected in the common sense, bipartisan legislation that he has authored and passed in Texas Legislature.
Eric is a graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in history. He then went on to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
In addition to his work in the Legislature, Eric serves as Of Counsel to the Dallas office of Andrews Kurth LLP, focusing his practice on public financing matters.
Eric currently resides in Dallas with his wife, Nakita, and son, William.