Council Place 6
Ronnie Johnson took his seat at the council chambers’ horseshoe on May 21, 2012, but he is no stranger to Burleson or to community service.
Ronnie Johnson has lived in Burleson for 42 years, was on the Burleson Independent School District board for 20 years, and was the owner of Dairy Twin, a Wilshire Boulevard fixture, for 26 years. Johnson has also served the Burleson school district for 15 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. Johnson won the 3-way race for Place 6 on City Council in 2012.
Desire in Government
“I ran for council because I want to serve the citizens of Burleson by keeping the City moving forward,” Johnson said. “I want Burleson to be a City that people like to live in and that young families want to move to. I want it to become a City where small and large businesses develop and help our tax base and create jobs.”
Johnson is most interested in the Burleson Opportunity Fund, economic development and the safety of citizens in Burleson.
Johnson grew up in Olney, Texas, where he graduated from high school. The 71-year-old resident earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Midwestern State University, master of educational administration at Tarleton State University and Superintendent Certification at Texas Women’s University.
School Board Service
While he was on school board Johnson served as president, vice president and secretary. He also served for 1 year on the County School Board. Johnson is a charter member of the Burleson Opportunity Fund Board (vice-chairman for 1 year, and secretary), has served on BISD advisory committees, coached Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball, and is a 40-year member of First Christian Church of Burleson.
He is married to Peggy Johnson, a CPA, MBA vice president of finance and human resources for Smith System Driver Improvement Institute in Arlington. They share 2 daughters, Angela and her husband Tommy Kaker, and Rhonda and her husband Steven Janusch. The couple also has 3 grandchildren, Chance, Wesley, and Jessica.