Meet Liz

Our stand for Freedom, Security, and Opportunity for ALL!

“Firstly, thank you so very much for getting to know me, my values, and my campaign for Congress in Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. After giving Republican Rick Allen his toughest race yet last year, I’m back to do it again. This time, I humbly ask for your support in this race to deliver quality representation for the working families in Georgia’s 12th. Thank you for joining me!”

- Liz Johnson,
Democrat
for Georgia’s 12th

Liz Johnson has been a Bulloch County resident since she moved here with the youngest of her four children, over 25 years ago. Liz and her husband, a retired law enforcement officer, Donald Johnson, have been married for more than 20 years, and together they have seven adult children, fifteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Liz Johnson’s 38-year insurance career included twice owning a small independent agency, as well as working for other agencies.


Over the years Liz has volunteered with many community causes and organizations including the organization known as C.A.S.A. (court-appointed special advocates for children), the Statesboro Regional Library Board, Habitat for Humanity, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center advisory committee, the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Coalition for Minority Education and the Marvin Pittman PTO. Since retiring from the insurance industry Liz has launched multiple empowerment initiatives for women, including Women Win Elections, Queendom Builders, and the Ogeechee Federation of Democratic Women.
 

Liz Johnson has served as the Grand Marshal of the Bulloch County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and has also been presented with the Bulloch County NAACP President’s Award.

 

Liz Johnson has been active in the Democratic Party of Georgia for more than 20 years, serving in the county, district, state party leadership roles, and as one of six Democratic National Committee delegates in 2012 for the reelection of President Barack Obama.


Liz Johnson’s 2014 bid for state insurance commissioner made her one of the first women of color to win a major party nomination for statewide office. Liz received almost 70% of the vote over another Democratic candidate in the May 2014 primary. That November Liz received 1,050,883 votes, or 41.7% of all votes in the race statewide, giving Liz Johnson a well-recognized name in Georgia politics.

 

“I am running for families like yours and my own. Hard-working people who want to support their families, own a home, access affordable, quality healthcare and education, and enjoy a secure retirement. At the end of the day, we all want the same things in life: to earn a living wage, to be safe in our homes and our communities, and to take care of our loved ones. How do we do that? Together. It’s when we come together, and plan together, and work together that we can create the community we want to live in.”

-Liz Johnson

LJ - Final 2021 Logo with White Backgrou