Republican Tim Johnson announces candidacy for Transportation Commissioner
Tim Johnson, a two-term Madison County Supervisor, qualified today as a Republican candidate for Central District Transportation Commissioner. Johnson says he’s running for Commissioner to bring new jobs to Mississippi.
“Mississippi needs more jobs. We can bring more jobs to our state by improving our roads and bridges and making conditions favorable for increased economic development,” stated Johnson.
As a supervisor, Johnson has overseen more than $69 million worth of road construction and improvements in Madison County including new bridges and resurfaced roads. Johnson presently serves as President
of the Board of Supervisors.
“Building new roads and highways takes far too long,” said Johnson. “Planning, environmental studies, and bureaucracy delay road improvements which is killing economic development in Mississippi. I’ll use my experience as a county supervisor to cut through the red tape, build new roads and bridges in a timely fashion, and bring new jobs to Mississippi,” remarked Johnson.
Prior to his election as a Madison County Supervisor, Johnson served one term on the Madison Board of Aldermen and two terms in the Mississippi state Senate. A native of Kosciusko, Johnson is well-known as a professional Elvis impersonator. He has performed his Elvis routine nationally for over 20 years.
Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. He’s a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Lynn, have three children and reside in Madison.