Plains, Georgia – (NewMediaWire) – November 23, 2021 – Dr. A. Wayne Johnson, successful businessman and a former senior
official with the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Trump
Administration, announced today he will run for the Republican nomination from
Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District in the May primary.
he believes the upcoming mid-term Congressional election in this newly balanced
district will be one of the most competitive, most highly watched and most
pivotal Congressional races in the nation.
“I want to
go to Washington and work on the kitchen table issues that citizens of this
district discuss as part of their everyday lives,” said Dr. Johnson. “Rural
healthcare, family-wage jobs, senior care, support for farmers and a quality
education for their children are important things that people care about and
that I will focus on.”
Dr. Johnson was born in Georgia and has been a lifelong resident of Georgia.
Having been introduced to public policy in Washington by Sen. Johnny Isakson,
Dr. Johnson, a recognized national expert in the field of educational funding,
served in the Executive Branch as head of the $1.7 trillion Federal Student
“I learned how Washington works and know it can be made to work better for
residents of the 2nd District,” said Dr. Johnson.
is a respected former banker who has established businesses in the district and
other parts of Georgia. He has enjoyed both cattle and tree farming and worked
for a major corporation in the 2nd District.
“I have a
deep appreciation for public service, and I look forward to once again
serving,” said Dr. Johnson. “I will be visiting with people from all parts of
the 2nd District to hear what is important to the hard-working people who live
in this important part of Georgia.”
Dr. Johnson is an Eagle Scout and served as an Officer in the U.S. Army. He
obtained his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Mercer University and his
MBA from Emory University. Dr. Johnson currently resides in Macon.