FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2019
“Teresa Tomlinson is the real deal. I know, I’ve worked with her. I saw her in action while she was Mayor of Columbus, Georgia. Teresa understands the fact that she represents all people, and she is not afraid to address the tough issues, including race, inequity, and injustice. Teresa sees herself as a steward to make government work for the people it serves. That’s why we need her in the U.S. Senate. That’s why she has my full support.”
— Francys Johnson
Francys Johnson is a practicing lawyer, public theologian, and noted educator. Johnson practices criminal and civil law in the state and federal courts in Georgia from his office on Main Street in downtown Statesboro. Johnson recently stepped down as President of the Georgia NAACP, the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, following more than two decades of service in a variety of capacities including Southeast Regional Director. As the Southeast Regional Director, Johnson was the chief manager of the NAACP’s public policy agenda and administrative activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Johnson is credited with restoring the voting rights litigation prowess of the NAACP in Georgia while attracting younger professionals and bridging the gaps in Georgia between millennial activists groups such as Black Lives Matter.
A Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia School of Law, Johnson served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University teaching courses on Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Race and the law; and the Civil Rights Movement.
Tomlinson Endorsement Announcement Process
Throughout the United States Senate Race in Georgia, the Tomlinson Campaign will be releasing endorsements of those insisting on better leadership for Georgians. Each is committed to #TeamTomlinson and will be working to flip not just Georgia, but the US Senate in 2020.
Endorsements will be released on multiple social media platforms and through traditional press release.
Contact: Nicole Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-939-1594.