MEET LIZ JOHNSON
Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson is a wife, mother, grandmother, and community volunteer with very strong and deep roots in Georgia as a contributing member of society.
Liz is a proven leader in her community having served as an officer or board member of numerous civic and community organizations -- always willing to give of her time and talents to worthy causes. Just to name a few: Liz has served on a library board, a community advisory council, C.A.S.A., Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity, a school zoning task force and numerous parent/teacher organizations. 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 volunteer with the Democratic Party of Georgia for over 20 years, serving in numerous leadership roles at the county, state and national level. In 2014, Liz was elected Democratic Nominee for Georgia Commissioner of Insurance, becoming one of few women, and one of even fewer black women of color to win a major party nomination for statewide executive office. Later that same election year, Liz received over 1 million votes.
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.
Liz and her husband, a retired law enforcement officer, have been married over 20 years and together they have seven adult children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
One of Liz's Favorite Quotes
"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