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Thomas Lee Johnson's Biography
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Thomas Lee 'Tom' Johnson
Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Soren, Derek, Kirk
JD, DePaul University School of Law, 1974
BA, University of Michigan, 1970
Former Director, United Republican Fund
Former Precinct Committeeman, Winfield Township
Former Vice Chair, Winfield Township Republican Committee
Senator, Illinois State Senate, 2010-2012
Appointed, Illinois State Senate, December 2010
Representative, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1992-2002
Citizens to Elect Jim Ryan, Attorney General, Campaign Advisor, 1990
Delegate, Bob Dole Presidential Campaign, 1988
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 14, 1984
Citizens to Elect Jim Ryan, DuPage County States Attorney, Campaign Advisor, 1976
Member, Illinois Prisoner Review Board, 2004-present
Member, Attorney General's Criminal Task Force Violence Against Children
Member, Death Penalty Moratorium Task Force
Member, Governors Task Force on New Technology
Member, Illinois Sportsman Caucus
Member, West Chicago Lions Club
Member, West Chicago Task Force on Gangs
Attorney/Private Law, Johnson, Westra, Broecker, Whittaker, & Newitt, P.C., 1977-present
Trustee, First America Trust Funds
Former Attorney, Winfield Township
Principal of Law Firm, 1980-1998
Hardware Store Owner, 1977-1979
Associate, Laraia, Solano, Berns & Kilander, Ltd, 1976-1977
Prosecuting Attorney, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, 1974-1976
Assistant State's Attorney, 1970-1976
Investigator, DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, 1970-1974
US Army, Vietnam, 1966-1968
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Advisory Board, Illinois Citizens for Life, Downers Grove
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Legion
Member, Board of Directors, Central DuPage Health Systems
Former Member, Board of Directors, Wheaton Youth Outreach
Member, Board SciTech Museum
Member, Christian Legal Society
Member, Community High School District 94 Parent Council
Member, DuPage County Bar Association
Member, Fox Valley Chapter of VietNow
Member, Honorary Board, DuCap
Former Board Member, Illinois Family Institute
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, International Franchisers' Association
Member, National District Attorneys Association
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member, Young Republicans
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