Dr. Bob Johnson Releases Statement on Primary Result in Virginia’s 7th District
Dr. Bob Johnson, is a Savannah surgeon, retired Army Ranger and 26-year Army Veteran. He is an avowed Christian conservative and a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st District of Georgia.
Dr. Johnson’s candidacy is unique because his biography is unique. First of all, Dr. Johnson is not a politician, rather he is a citizen patriot. From 1975 until 2001, he served in the US Army, starting out as an Army Ranger, then as a physician assistant and medical platoon leader. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) and returning to the Army as a physician becoming the Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Dr. Johnson has often been viewed by his peers as a leader. His fellow medical students at MCG awarded him the "Doctors' Doctor Award" upon graduation.
As a practicing ENT doctor who has sub-specialized in head & neck cancer surgery, in 2001 he moved back to Savannah, his wife Stacie's hometown. Stacie is an anesthesiologist who also attended MCG. In 2003, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery awarded Dr. Johnson the “Honor Award” for teaching and scientific presentations. Since moving back to Savannah Dr. Johnson has cared for over 13,000 patients in southeast Georgia.
Dr. Johnson, though not a politician, has fought for conservative issues locally and nationally. In 2004-2005, he spearheaded efforts in his community to support legislators that pushed through meaningful tort reform legislation for Georgia.
In 2009 he again answered the call of duty and joined 10,000 other concerned Americans on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest ObamaCare prior to its passage.
As a Christian leader in his church, Dr. Johnson has used his expertise as a physician to serve the less fortunate. In 2005, he led a team of medical personnel to Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Since 2005, he has also been a regular medical missionary to Guatemala with Faith in Practice, bringing first class medical treatment to the third world. Since 1985 he has served in many capacities as a Boy Scout leader.
Stacie and Bob have three children, one grandchild and a foster son. His eldest, Eli, attended West Point for 2 years and then followed his father in the field of medicine. Their son Alex is a second year cadet at West Point and their daughter Emily is a senior at the Savannah Arts Academy. Their foster son Michael lives and works in Savannah.
Savannah, GA— Conservative Dr. Bob Johnson, surgeon, retired Army Ranger and Christian medical missionary, released the following statement on tonight’s conservative victory in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Primary:
“House Majority Leader Cantor’s primary defeat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District serves as a warning to liberal Republicans like Buddy Carter. Carter is a career politician who has voted to increase taxes on Georgians time and again and has not represented conservative values like he pretends to. Buddy Carter has voted for budgets that have increased spending in Georgia by over 80%, and he has said ObamaCare is “not that bad.” He has been too liberal for too long for Georgia and if we send him to Congress he’ll follow the same pattern as other establishment Republicans. Tonight’s conservative victory in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District is a win for conservatives who are sick of establishment Republicans accepting the status quo in Washington. On July 22nd let’s make sure we continue the trend and send career politician Buddy Carter into retirement.”
ICYMI: Dr. Bob Johnson Endorsed by Conservative Powerhouse Tea Party Express: http://www.bobjohnsonforcongress.com/2014/06/09/dr-bob-johnson-endorsed-by-conservative-powerhouse-tea-party-express/