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Cast 96% Of All Eligible Roll Call
Votes This Session
(716 out of 746)

Johnson, Ruth (R)

State Senator District 14
Office: 7300 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-1636
Email: senrjohnson@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: 8500 Gail Dr., Holly, MI 48442
Website: https://www.senatorruthjohnson.com
Seat Number: 29
Standing Committees: Elections(C), Local Government(VC), Environmental Quality, Families, Seniors and Veterans, Health Policy and Human Services, Judiciary and Public Safety, Regulatory Reform
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

Sen. Johnson is a former two-term Secretary of State who left office in 2019 after being termed out. 

She has also served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Johnson was the first woman elected to the office of Oakland County Clerk.  She also served on the Oakland County Commission. 

EDUCATION

Sen. Johnson holds an associate's degree from Oakland Community College, a bachelor's degree from Oakland University and a master's degree from Wayne State University. 

PERSONAL

She lives in Holly with her daughter. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Garrett Wheat
GWheat@senate.michigan.gov

Additional Information


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Absentee Ballot Pre-Processing Bill 'Is In Discussion' (09-22-2020)

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Early Ballot Envelope Opening May Happen In '20 As Trial (09-09-2020)

500,000 AV Applications Returned To Secretary Of State (09-09-2020)

Nonprofit Sues Benson Over FOIA Response (08-14-2020)

SML Will Keep Working On AV Ballot Opening; Dems' Other Election Ideas; Benson's Postcards (08-13-2020)

Shirkey Meeting With Benson On Ballot Preparation (08-06-2020)

Benson Spars With Senators Over QVF Mailing (07-29-2020)

Testimony: 'It's Not Just The Dam Structure, It's The Dam Financial Structure' (07-28-2020)

SOS: More Than 1M Absentee Ballots Still Out Week Before Primary (07-28-2020)

Clerk Says Expect Later Results In November Absent Help (07-13-2020)

Gov Vetoes Bill Barring Punishment Of State Workers Who Talk To Legislature (07-08-2020)

Johnson 'Truly Alarmed' By SOS Run Up To November Election (06-24-2020)

Could COVID-19 Patients Be Put In Their Own Facility? (06-18-2020)

Nursing Home Video Bills Move Out Of Committee (06-11-2020)

Senate OKs Allowing Election Inspectors To Work In Shifts (06-04-2020)

Benson Mailing 5.7M Voters Absentee Applications For August, November Elections (05-19-2020)

Benson 'Inspired' After Pulling Off Mostly Mail-In Election Without Major Issue (05-06-2020)

Senator Calls May 5 Election 'A Disaster;' SOS Urges Her To Quit 'Fear Mongering' (04-23-2020)

New Stay Home Order Puts Limits On Grocery Stores; New COVID Cases Drop (04-09-2020)

Johnson Urges May Elections Be Scrapped (03-19-2020)

Graduated Income Tax Folks Want To Collect Signatures Electronically (03-19-2020)

16-Year-Old Voter Registration Coming? (03-13-2020)

AG Investigating Alleged COVID-19 Price Gouging; Lawmakers Prepare Bills (03-12-2020)

Thousands Of College Kids Clog Clerk Offices To Register On Election Day (03-11-2020)

Bills To Head-Off Hidden Foreclosure Traps Move (02-27-2020)

SML Against Open Absentee Ballots Early; House OK With Joint Counting Boards (02-19-2020)

Additions Being Made To Address Confidentiality Proposal (02-12-2020)

House Ds Propose Election Holiday (02-10-2020)

Tensions At SOS Branches Boil Over Into Threats, Violence At Staff (02-07-2020)

The $8 Foreclosure Would End Under Runestad Bills (02-05-2020)

Is It Time To End Vehicle Tabs To Shorten SOS Lines? (02-04-2020)

Absentee Ballot Counters Work In Shifts Under Former SOS' Bills (01-28-2020)

Someone Could Be Watching You In Nursing Home Rooms (01-24-2020)

New Mental Health Emergency Hotline Passes Senate (01-09-2020)

Mueller Wants Victims' Rights Protected In Expungement (01-03-2020)

Lucido Nearing 20 Votes To Spend Car Fees In County Where They’re Collected (01-03-2020)

Benson: 30-Minute Branch Visit Guaranteed -- If You Schedule Ahead (12-12-2019)

Oakland County Foster Issue Will Sit Over The Break (12-11-2019)

Drugs From Canada Bill Faces Tough Questions In Health Policy (12-05-2019)

Bouchard Not Running For County Executive (11-19-2019)

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AARP Calls For Bills To Allow Imported Meds From Canada (11-18-2019)

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Former SOS Johnson Grills Current SOS Benson In Committee (10-30-2019)

First Pawnshop Interest Hike Since 1917 Moves (10-29-2019)

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'Raise The Age' Bills Headed to Governor (10-16-2019)

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Address Confidentiality Package Reported To Full Senate (10-03-2019)