Ron (Ron) Johnson (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.5323
FAX: 202.228.6965
District: 608.240.9629
Senator
Room 328 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-4905

Residence: Oshkosh, WI
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Jane Curler   DOB: 4/8/1955
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
Co-ChairSenate Regulations Caucus
FC MemberSenate Motorcycle Caucus
Co-Vice ChairSenate Ukraine Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management
MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
MemberSenate Committee on Foreign Relations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
MemberSenate Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
FC MemberSenate Tea Party Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cranberry Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Budget
FC MemberSenate Marine Corps Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing
FC MemberCommon Sense Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime Freight, and Ports
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)

Bio

Both of Ron's parents were born and raised on farms. Their work ethic and small-town values were naturally passed along to their own children. As a result, Ron has worked hard all his life. As a boy, he mowed lawns, shoveled snow, delivered papers, and caddied for a few extra bucks. At the age of 15, he obtained his first tax-paying job as a dishwasher in a Walgreens grill. He rose through the ranks as a soda jerk, fry cook, and finally night manager before reaching the age of 16.

He gained early acceptance to the University of Minnesota, so he skipped his senior year of High School and worked full time while obtaining his degree in business and accounting. In 1977, after graduating with a BSB-Accounting degree, he married his wife Jane, and started working as an accountant at Jostens. He also continued his education by enrolling in an MBA night program.

In July of 1979, Ron and Jane moved to Oshkosh to start a business with Jane's brother. The company -PACUR- began producing plastic sheet for packaging and printing applications. From operating the equipment, to keeping the company books, and selling its products, Ron has been involved in every function of the business. It is this body of experience and private sector perspective that he now brings to the Senate.

Ron came to Washington because the federal government is bankrupting America. He thinks it is important for citizen legislators to ally with those who are seriously facing that reality. Ron's manufacturing background has taught him to attack the root cause of a problem, not mere symptoms. He believes huge deficits, slow economic activity, high unemployment and woefully inadequate job creation are severe symptoms of the problem - but not the root cause. The ever expanding size, scope and cost of government is.

Ron served as the Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee from 2016-2020 and is now the ranking member for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also serves on the Budget, Foreign Relations, and Commerce, Science and Transportation committees. He resides in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with his wife Jane. They have three children and four grandchildren.