Eric Johnson was elected the 60th Mayor of Dallas, Texas, in June 2019. Previously he served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he represented the city of Dallas. During his tenure in the Texas Legislature, Johnson served on 20 prominent legislative committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, Higher Education, and Natural Resources. In addition to his service as mayor, Johnson is a partner with the international law firm of Locke Lord LLP.
Johnson attended Harvard College, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in history. He also holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is an alumnus of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Johnson lives in Dallas with his wife, Nikki, their two sons, William and George, and their dog, Penny.