Rep. Chris Johnson: Seeking balance in busy life

Johnson, a Republican who represents the year-old District 87 in Forrest and Lamar counties, has a list of what roles come first in his life.

“Husband, dad, myself, investor, legislator,” he said.

The self-deprecating Johnson, 38, has kept a low-profile since winning election in November 2015 and taking office the following January. He hasn’t introduced any legislation and is still reluctant to say what his legislative goals are. He did help his constituents on an individual basis, solving their issues at the state Capitol, whether it be regarding Medicare, housing or hospitalization….

…Sen. Billy Hudson, R-Hattiesburg, has known Johnson since he was a kid playing baseball in Little League. Hudson catches rides to the Capitol with Johnson some mornings when the Legislature is in session.

“I think he’ll be governor one day if he wants to be,” Hudson said. “He’s that smart and that ambitious. He’ll go as far as he wants to. I wouldn’t be surprised if he weren’t sitting in my seat some day.”

Clarion Ledger