"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these."
- George Washington Carver
Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson is a wife, mother, grandmother, and community volunteer.
Over the years, Liz has dedicated her time and talents to many worthy causes including CASA, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Regional Library Board, Habitat for Humanity, the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center advisory committee, the Statesboro Noon Lions Club, the Coalition for Minority Education and Marvin Pittman PTO. She has served as the grand marshal of the Bulloch County Martin Luther King Jr. parade, and was presented with the Bulloch County NAACP President’s Award.
She’s been an active member of the Georgia Democratic Party for over 20 years, serving numerous times in county, state and national positions. In 2014, she ran for state Commissioner of Insurance on the Democratic ticket, becoming one of few women, and one of even fewer black women of color to win a major party nomination for statewide executive office.
In 1996, after becoming a divorced single mom, Liz moved to Bulloch County with the youngest of her four children.
For 38 years Liz worked in the insurance industry, helping thousands of families make important decisions regarding their future.
After retiring from the insurance industry, Liz took her years of business, political, and speaking experience and launched several empowerment initiatives for women including Women Win Elections and Queendom Builders.
Liz and her husband, who is a retired law enforcement officer, have been married over 20 years and together they have seven adult children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.