Francys Johnson - DEM Challenger

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $280,465

Cash on Hand ($): $0

% of the total DEM $ Raised: 100%

Cash on Hand v. Opponent (%):

Race: Black

Endorsements

Johnson has said. "Folks sometimes are confused about the NAACP; they think the NAACP deals only in black and white issues. That is certainly not the case. We deal in red, white and blue issues - American issues. Our real work is to make sure that the Constitution and laws of these United States are equitably applied to every citizen - to make real the promise of America’s democracy.” Francys was born and raised on a farm in Sylvania, and later received a BS in Political Science, Georgia Southern University and a JD from University of Georgia, 2013. From 2001 through 2007 Francis served as Georgia State President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and then Regional Director of the Southeast United States NAACP. During Johnson’s tenure the Georgia NAACP filed 10 federal and state lawsuits addressing redistricting and voting rights. Johnson is credited with restoring the voting rights litigation prowess of NAACP in Georgia while attracting younger professionals and bridging the gaps in Georgia between millennial activist groups such as Black Lives Matter. He co-convened Georgia’s Moral Monday Movement, which launched teach-ins, public demonstrations and led more than 72 clergy and other citizens in acts of civil disobedience to dramatize a swath of the state’s failure to expand medicaid, draconian drug laws, discriminatory stances toward the GBLTQ community and "Stand Your Ground" legislation. Johnson has lectured and written on the subject of race, measuring equity, and understanding the power of public policy. He has served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University. He currently practices criminal and civil law in the state and federal courts. He is married with three children.