Nancy Johnson

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Nancy L. Johnson is former Congresswoman from Connecticut. She was first elected in 1982 to represent Connecticut’s Sixth Congressional District. In 2002, she was re-elected in the new Fifth District, created because of reapportionment. In 2006, she lost to Chris Murphy (D).

She was a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and was the first woman to chair one of its subcommittees, the Health Subcommittee.

Johnson’s political career began when she ran for the Connecticut State Senate in 1976. Prior to seeking elective office, she was active in community affairs in New Britain. A native of Chicago and a Radcliffe College graduate, Johnson and her husband Ted live in New Britain. They have three married daughters and ten wonderful grandchildren.

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