Republican Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) declared on Tuesday that he will not be seeking an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he will be embracing a new leadership role at Youngstown State University. The decision will mark the end of his tenure in Congress.
Since his election, Johnson has been a prominent figure in the GOP. His career in Congress has been marked by contributions to policy areas such as energy, tax reform, and public safety. He has been a proponent of traditional energy sources like coal and natural gas.
Johnson wrote, “This is not a goodbye, however. I will continue serving in the House for several more months, and you will see no let up. My offices are open and my staff remains ready to serve you. There is still much left on my agenda to do before I depart Congress.”
“It’s business as usual,” he finished.
And Bill Johnson is out.
He says he will "continue serving in the House for several more months." He says he won't run again, but doesn't say whether he'll leave during the term https://t.co/aBgMGQ2vWj
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 21, 2023
Within the Republican Party, Johnson has been seen as a reliable conservative voice. He has aligned with the party’s mainstream positions on most issues and has been a part of the party’s efforts to shape national policy in various areas, particularly energy and veterans’ affairs.
Johnson’s departure will be seen as a significant moment for the Republican Party, given his influential role and the need to find a successor.