Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SENATOR LEROY JOHNSON

Oct 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement on the passing of former Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson:

“I am very sorry to hear that my longtime mentor and friend, Senator Leroy Johnson, passed away. Senator Johnson was an inspiration to me as a high school student who motivated me to emulate his path to public service. Morehouse College, law school, and elected office demonstrated how a life and career could be used to make a community, state, and nation better. He did so much for so many for so long and the world is better because he passed this way. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and all those who mourn the loss of this great trailblazer.”