Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Reflects on Her Life in Politics – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


For more than half of her life, Eddie Bernice Johnson has been in politics.

“It is the type of job that one if you are really into it, the time passes without you even really realizing its passing, “ said Congresswoman Johnson.

Throughout her career, she has broken barriers, and glass ceilings along the way.  She was the first black woman ever elected from the City of Dallas when she was elected to the Texas House, and then the first black state Senator from Dallas since reconstruction.

 “It’s very, very important.  Everybody likes representation and certainly, Black people would like to see someone of their kind in every arena where decisions are being made,” said Johnson when she was elected to the state Senate.

She has seen a lot of change, and challenges, which she reflected on when we spoke to her at the station that bears her name, Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station.  The Congresswoman says the biggest…

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