TN Senate Majority Leader

Jack Johnson grew up in a small town in Texas, but has proudly called middle Tennessee “home” since graduating from Texas State University with a degree in Education.

Jack and his wife Deanna, the Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District, are raising their three children in Franklin, where they attend Grace Chapel Church.  Jack and Deanna met over 30 years ago at a Young Republican function, sharing the same conservative values and the same dream of a future filled with faith and family.  

Jack was first elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006.  He was proud to cast his first vote in the Senate for the first Republican Lieutenant Governor in 140 years.  After only two years, he was appointed as Chairman of the Government Operations Committee.  A year later, he was named Chairman of the Commerce and Labor Committee.  He served as Commerce Committee Chairman for ten years until December of 2018, when he was elected by his Republican colleagues as the Senate Majority Leader.  Most recently, he was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve on the Economic Recovery Group, a public-private partnership established in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This group is tasked with building guidance and overseeing the safe reopening of Tennessee’s economy.  

Jack Johnson has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the financial industry, beginning his career with Third National Bank (now SunTrust).  Over the last few years, Jack worked as the Vice President of Public Affairs for an internet start-up company based in Brentwood.  More recently, Jack serves as the President of a small business he owns in Williamson County.
Senator Johnson proudly represents the 23rd District, which includes all of Williamson County.  When the day’s work is done, Jack enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and piloting private aircraft.