Senator Ronald Harold Johnson

U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
Republican Party
nickname: Ron

Both of Ron’s parents were born and raised on farms. 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.

Ron first assumed office on January 3, 2011. Ron served as the Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee from 2015-2021 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.

Leadership During the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • 1/28/2020 Letter: Johnson, Peters Ask DHS for Strategy for Containing the Coronavirus1)
  • 3/05/2020 Hearing: The Federal Interagency Response to the Coronavirus and Preparing for Future Global Pandemics2)
  • 4/16/202) Letter: Johnson Forwards Letter Urging Action on Hydroxychloroquine to President Trump3)
  • 11/19/20 Hearing: Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution4)
  • 12/8/20 Hearing: Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution, Part II5)
  • 1/22/21 Letter: Sen. Johnson to NIH Director Collins following up on early treatment efforts question.6)
  • 5/13/2021: Op-Ed: “Getting vaccinated is a personal choice”7)
  • 9/1/21 Statement: Sen. Johnson: Develop and Offer Early Treatment for Covid Rather Than Slandering Those Who Advocate It8)
  • 11/2/2021 Roundtable: Sen. Johnson Holds Expert Panel On Federal Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Injuries9)
  • 1/21/2022 Sen. Johnson To Hold Panel Discussion, COVID-19: A Second Opinion10)
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