AKA Ronald Harold Johnson
Birthplace: Mankato, MI
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Wisconsin
Businessman who became a millionaire after taking charge of the plastics business founded by his brother-in-law. In 2010, spending $8M of his own money, defeated three-term Democrat Russ Feingold after winning the Republican nomination for Senate as a Tea Party candidate. He favors small government, tarring Obama health care as "the greatest single assault on our freedom." But he supports the USA PATRIOT Act, opposed by many Tea Party followers. Johnson considers himself to be of libertarian bent, being a devotee of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which he calls his "foundational book."
Generally anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights. Rejects climate change science, instead blaming global warming on "sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time." Has pledged to make "re-education of America" a top priority, called the United Nations "a joke", and promised to lead a filibuster of any Supreme Court nominees who would not strictly follow the Constitution, citing as examples Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor.
His brother, Dean Johnson, is the host of the long-running home repair program Hometime.
Brother: Dean Johnson (hosts Hometime, b. 1952)
Wife: Jane Curler (plastics heiress, m. 20-Aug-1977, three children)
High School: Edina High School, Edina, MN (attended)
University: BA Accounting, University of Minnesota (1977)
US Senator, Wisconsin (2011-)
PACUR, LLC Owner and CEO (1979-2011)
Josten's Accountant (1977-79)
Global Warming Skeptics
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