SBOE Member District 15
|Jay Johnson (R)
P.O. Box 1692
Pampa, TX 79065
Board Term: Jan. 1, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2023
Jay Johnson, a Republican, was elected to serve District 15 of the State Board of Education in November 2020.
Johnson, a retired dentist, practiced in Pampa, Gray County for 43 years. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Baylor College of Dentistry. He served as president of the Panhandle District Dental Society and was selected by his dental peers to be a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and in the International College of Dentists. He is a Life member of the Texas Dental Association, a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and the Panhandle Academy of General Dentistry.
Johnson served on the Pampa ISD Board of Trustees for over 16 years and was the president for two of those years. His public service extended to the Pampa City commission and Planning and Zoning commission. Johnson held all offices in the Pampa Lions Club. He was awarded the Jack Wiech Fellowship by the Texas Lions Children’s Camp in Kerrville. In October 2020 he received the Senior Master Key & Medallion from the President of Lions Club International.
Johnson was a founding member of the Pampa Education Foundation. For 38 years, he served on the Pampa Youth and Community Center Board of Directors, as president the last 10 years. He also sits on the board for 3 other local foundations. He has been inducted into the Pampa High School Hall of Fame.
Johnson is a member of First Baptist Church in Pampa where he serves as a deacon. He and his wife, Linda, have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Johnson represents these counties all across the Panhandle: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Montague, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, and Young.