This post was written by reporter Johnny Morreale.
Elliott School of International Affairs, MS, 1974
Running for reelection in Texas’ third district
Alumnus Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Tx, emerged victorious in the election for Texas’ third congressional district Tuesday.
Johnson, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam, defeated his Democratic opponent Adam Bell 62 percent to 35 percent according to the Plano Star Courier.
Johnson has held the congressional seat since 1991.
A self-described constitutional and fiscal conservative, he co-sponsored a bill to ban gun registration and trigger lock laws in Washington, D.C. and has advocated for abolishing federal welfare.
In 2011, the National Journal, a newsmagazine that focuses on politics in Washington, rated Johnson among the most conservative members of Congress.
He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1951 from Southern Methodist University before coming to GW.