Don Johnson


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Don Johnson is a recognized campaign and policy analyst with two decades of experience in government and politics.  He provides SRG’s clients with unmatched insights into policy debates, state and national political campaigns, and other public affairs intelligence to help inform business and legislative objectives.  Prior to joining SRG in 2021, Don led the Constituent Services office during two Tennessee gubernatorial administrations, Gov. Bill Haslam and Gov. Bill Lee. He leveraged his knowledge of the breadth of state agencies and services to provide timely and critical referrals and support for constituents.

  • While leading the Office of Constitutent Services, Don created key metrics and reporting to ensure Tennessee citizens were served effectively and efficiently by their government. He represented both governors on the Tennessee Historic Commission and the Tennessee Corrections Institute. 
  • Prior to his work at the Capitol, he served on the district staff of then-U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), helping constituents navigate the complexities of federal agencies.
  • As the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Shelby County, Don recruited and trained volunteers for campaigns, helped organize record-breaking fundraising events, dramatically grew e-mail advocacy reach, and put his organization at the forefront of emerging technology.
  • Adeptly skilled at marrying election data and storytelling, Don is often called upon to create state, local, and precinct maps. His creations are found in campaign stragey sessions and post-election media stories across the Volunteer State. 
  • Don attended the University of Memphis.

Get To Know Don

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An extremely proud native of Memphis, Tennessee, but currently lives in Nashville with his wife Ashley Elizabeth

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Served as Chairman of the Tennessee Young Republican Federation from 2013-15 and was recognized as a “Statesman of the Year” by the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Enjoys traveling to parliaments and capitols around the world, capturing memorable moments in photographs, and following international election results.

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Named “best after-election Twitter follow” by The Nashville Scene and “our favorite political mapmaker” by the Tennessee Journal.

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