Johnny Isakson is a businessman, a public servant and family man whose conservative, thoughtful and independent approach have made him a leader in Georgia for over 30 years.
As a business leader, Johnny served as president of Northside Realty for 20 years, presiding over the company’s growth into the largest independent residential real estate brokerage company in the Southeast.
In politics, Johnny served 17 years in the Georgia Legislature and three years as Chairman of the Georgia Board of Education. He was elected three times to the U.S. House before winning his U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was reelected in 2010 and will be up for reelection to the Senate in 2016.
In Washington, Johnny helped pass the largest tax cut in a generation in 2001, and is committed to making it permanent.
When the mortgage and financial crisis hit in 2008, Johnny drew on his decades of experience in real estate in offering solutions to reduce the inventory of foreclosed homes and to restore the nation’s housing market.
Johnny has worked to strengthen our Armed Forces, and shows unwavering commitment to the men and women who serve our country. Johnny served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972.
Johnny was an original author of the No Child Left Behind Act, which has resulted in the most significant improvement to our education system in a generation.
He continues to push for immigration reform that is built on a foundation of securing our borders first.
On energy, Johnny is committed to lessening America’s dependence on foreign oil as well as pushing for alternative energy sources and conservation.
Johnny and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968 and they have three grown children and nine grandchildren.
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- Johnny on the IRS Targeting Conservative Groups
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