Blake (Blake) Johnson (R-SS21)
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Capitol: 501.682.6107
FAX: 501.682.2917
District: 870.323.1766
Arkansas State Senate
Room 320 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
PO Box 8
Corning, AR 72422
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Tricia   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs
Co-ChairSubcommittee on Highway Commission Review and Advisory
MemberSubcommittee on Claims Review/Litigation Reports Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Ethics
MemberSubcommittee on Claims
MemberSubcommittee on Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions
MemberSubcommittee on PEER (Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review)
MemberSubcommittee on PEER (Performance Evaluation & Expenditure Review)
MemberSenate Committee on Rules, Resolutions and Memorials
MemberJoint Committee on Energy
MemberSenate Committee on Revenue and Tax
MemberSubcommittee on Employee Benefits Division Oversight
MemberJoint Committee on Budget
Ex-OfficioJoint Legislative Council
Counties Representing
Columbia / Craighead / Hempstead / Lafayette / Little River / Miller / Sevier


Senator Blake Johnson of Corning represents District 20, which includes Clay County and parts of Craighead, Greene, Lawrence and Randolph Counties.

He was elected to the Arkansas Senate in 2014 and took the oath of office on the first day of the 2015 legislative session.

Before his election to the Senate, he had served as an alderman in Corning.

Senator Johnson is chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs. He is a member of the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation, the Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Systems, the Joint Budget Committee and the Legislative Council.

Senator Johnson sponsored legislation setting up a pilot program under which welfare recipients undergo testing for illegal drugs, in order to qualify for benefits.

He sponsored a change in how the wealth index is calculated for school facilities funding. He was the Senate sponsor of legislation creating the Arkansas Future Grant Program.

Senator Johnson has sponsored "revolving door" legislation that requires legislators to wait at least two years after their retirement from the General Assembly before registering as a lobbyist. It also prohibits former legislators from working at an educational cooperative or local area agency on aging, until two years after they leave the legislature.

He has co-sponsored major tax relief legislation, pro-life laws and legislation that reduces the fees for concealed carry permits.

Senator Johnson is a farmer. He was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and graduated from Arkansas State University. He and his wife, Tricia, have a son and a daughter. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Corning.