For Texas House District 115
While this is her first bid for elective office herself, Julie Johnson, is certainly no stranger to politics. A practicing attorney in Dallas County, Julie has represented workers who were unfairly fired, helped students who were taken advantage of by a for-profit university, and fought for equality by making sure high school female athletes received the same treatment as male athletes -- handling a Title IX case in North Texas in the late 1990s that set a precedent for equality in school sports. Along the way, she's been active in Texas supporting Democratic candidates up and down the ballot for the past two decades, and has served on the national Human Rights Campaign Board. This year, she's stepping up herself in what is one of the most hotly contested state house races in Texas, where she's facing the Republican incumbent who authored the divisive "bathroom bill" and notoriously called ICE last spring on protesters in the state capitol. We're excited to stand with Julie as she fights to turn this seat blue and bring her strong, progressive voice to Austin.