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  Johnson, Tim
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-03  
 
NameTim Johnson
Address
Vermillion, South Dakota , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 28, 1946 (72 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedHikikomori Blitzkrieg!
Mar 26, 2013 05:01pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gun control - Married - Christian - Lutheran - Protestant - Straight -
InfoTimothy Peter Johnson

Tim Johnson's roots run deep in the plains of South Dakota. A fourth-generation South Dakotan, Tim was born in Canton to Van and Ruth Johnson. His great-grandfather homesteaded near Centerville, so farming and ranching concerns are second nature to Tim. The son of a college professor and a homemaker, Tim, along with his brother, Tom, and sister, Julie, learned early on the value of a good education and the necessity of hard work. Tim attended school in Canton, Flandreau, and Vermillion, where he graduated from high school in 1965. He then attended the University of South Dakota (USD), graduating with Phi Beta Kappa academic honors. Tim went on to earn both a master's degree in political science and a law degree from the University of South Dakota.

During his undergraduate years at USD, Tim met Barbara Brooks of Sioux Falls, whom he married shortly after graduating. Balancing family needs with academic and work pressures is something Barbara and Tim came to know well during their early years. After Tim completed his graduate studies at USD, he worked as a budget analyst for the Michigan State Senate Appropriations Committee while Barbara completed her master's degree in social work. It was during this time that their first child, Brooks, was born.

Just three years after starting his own law practice, Tim was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 1978 and then reelected in 1980. Their daughter, Kelsey, was born during his second term in the state House. Though Tim and Barbara were both actively involved in raising their children, Barbara put her master's degree to work and became very active in children's issues and services.

After serving in the state House for four years, Tim ran for the state Senate and was elected in 1982 and 1984. During his years in the South Dakota Legislature, Tim earned a reputation as a hardworking, effective author of sound fiscal and social policy. His achievements did not go unnoticed. In 1979 the Vermillion Jaycees presented him with the "Outstanding Citizen Award." In 1983 he was the first recipient of the "Billie Sutton Award for Legislative Achievement" presented by the South Dakota Democratic Party.

After eight years in the state legislature, Tim decided to take his commitment to creating positive change for South Dakotans to Washington. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986 with nearly 60 percent of the vote. During his first term in Congress, he was responsible for passing more legislation than any of the other 50 first-term members. And, he received national awards by the National Farmers Union, Disabled American Veterans, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Within the House Democratic leadership organization, Tim served as Regional Deputy Whip from 1991-94. Tim served as South Dakota's congressman for five terms before being elected to the Senate on November 5, 1996.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/18/2013-03/19/2013 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 3.0) 45.00% ( 4.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling 47.00% ( 1.0) 41.00% ( 4.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
12/10/2009-12/13/2009 Public Policy Polling 46.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
02/25/2008-02/27/2008 Feldman Group (D) 72.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 70.00% ( 3.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 4.0)
09/15/2006-09/18/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 4.0) 25.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 4.0)
08/11/2006-08/14/2006 Survey USA 71.00% ( 4.0) 24.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
07/14/2006-07/17/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 2.0) 26.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 65.00% ( 7.0) 30.00% ( 8.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
05/12/2006-05/15/2006 Survey USA 72.00% ( 5.0) 22.00% ( 5.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 08, 2013 12:45am News Sen. Tim Johnson Endorses Gay Marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 06, 2012 08:00am Statement Sen. Tim Johnson signals possible retirement  Article Jason 
Aug 09, 2010 04:05pm News Sen. Tim Johnson hospitalized with fever  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 08, 2007 09:00am News Sen. Johnson Getting Back on His Feet  Article ScottĀ³ 
Aug 29, 2007 03:00pm Speech Johnson intends to return to Senate  Article RP 
Aug 17, 2007 06:15pm Announcement Ailing Sen. Plans First Public Appearance  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.16670 Average

FAMILY
Son Brendan V. Johnson 1975-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2013 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Won 54.55% (+9.09%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Energy Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2011 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairperson Won 54.55% (+9.09%)
  11/04/2008 SD US Senate Won 62.49% (+24.98%)
  06/03/2008 SD US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 SD US Senate Won 49.62% (+0.16%)
  06/04/2002 SD US Senate- D Primary Won 94.84% (+89.69%)
  11/05/1996 SD US Senate Won 51.32% (+2.64%)
  11/08/1994 SD At-Large Won 59.83% (+23.20%)
  11/03/1992 SD At-Large Won 69.11% (+42.26%)
  11/06/1990 SD At-Large Won 67.55% (+35.11%)
  11/08/1988 SD At Large Won 71.74% (+43.47%)
  11/04/1986 SD At-Large Won 59.18% (+18.36%)
  06/03/1986 SD At-Large - D Primary Won 47.87% (+2.67%)
  11/06/1984 SD State Senate 17 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/03/2014 SD US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
SD US President - D Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
SD At-Large - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Matthew Varilek
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
SD US President - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
VA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 13, 2006 D Jim Webb
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts Jr.
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor