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Ron JohnsonREPRepublican United States Senator
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WIResidence (state)

Ronald Harold Johnson (born April 8, 1955) is an American accountant, businessman, and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Wisconsin, a seat he has held since 2011. A Republican, Johnson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold. He was reelected in 2016, defeating Feingold in a rematch, and in 2022, narrowly defeating Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Johnson attended high school in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities, and received a degree from the University of Minnesota. Before entering politics, he was chief executive officer of a polyester and plastics manufacturer in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, founded by his brother-in-law.A staunch ally of President Donald Trump, Johnson voted for Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, supported Trump's decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), launched investigations into his political opponents and promoted false claims of fraud in relation to Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election. He has rejected the scientific consensus on climate change. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson voted for the CARES Act, resisted stay at home orders, used his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to invite witnesses who promoted fringe theories about COVID-19 and spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Campaign Funding

Total Raised
Total Spent
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Securities & Investment$1,530,081
Real Estate$1,005,711
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$685,295
Lawyers/Law Firms$609,869
Leadership PACs$521,654
Oil & Gas$491,566
Health Professionals$445,664
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Minnesota
Attended Business Administration
1977 - 1979
University of Minnesota
BSB Accounting
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
United States Senate, Wisconsin
2011 - Current
PACUR, Limited Liability Company
1979 - 2010
Former Accountant
Other Experience1 - 18 of 18
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Former Chair
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, United States Senate
Former Member
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Water and Power, United States Senate
Former Member
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, United States Senate