Ronald Johnson was born in 1955 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from Wisconsin. Senator Johnson’s seat will be up for reelection in 2022.
Johnson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and was reelected in 2016 in a close race. After getting a degree in business and accounting, he started working in the private sector. He was first employed at PACUR, eventually becoming its CEO. In 1997, Johnson purchased the company, but continued remaining its CEO until he was elected to the Senate.
Senator Johnson is currently the Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He serves also on the Foreign Relations Committee; the Budget Committee; and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
Below is Senator Johnson’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Johnson opposed the Iran nuclear deal. He opposed the UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claims that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.
In 2019, Senator Johnson voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things strengthens Israel’s security, and allows a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.
Opposed the Iran nuclear deal https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/in-the-news?ID=d0cc5d4a-b680-4ae1-be41-44d98424be10
Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and supported the two-state solution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors
Supported the Taylor Force Act https://jewishjournal.com/news/nation/222549/senate-committee-passes-taylor-force-act/