Kentucky 19th District State Representative
I am Daniel Johnson, born April 18,1975, in the city of Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky. My father was Glendal Adron Johnson, Sr. from Lewisburg, Ky. My Grandfather was Adron Verner Johnson. Dad and Grandfather ran a feed store and a dairy farm just outside of Lewisburg.
My mother was Deloris Ann Hunt Johnson. She was born in the town of Dunmor in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. She was the sweetest, hardest working, most honest, and toughest woman I’ve ever known. My mother was a coal miner’s daughter, born of Vernie Hunt and Beulah Hunt.
I attended the Russellville City School System, with the exception except of my 6th grade year, during which I lived one year in Ortonville, Michigan. At 13 yrs old I completed my first overseas mission trip, traveling with a Christian group to Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Kunming, Yunnan, China. I graduated from Russellville High School, Class of 1993. While in high school I enjoyed and excelled in liberal arts and competitive sports. I played football under Coach Ken Barrett, who was an awesome motivator to say the least. I wore my #5 on my Panthers uniform with pride. I was a two-year starter, never missed a game, played defensive end, and was branded with the name Killer my lettering sophomore year. I was a member of the 1990 Class A Kentucky State Football Championship Team. I was chosen for the All Western Kentucky Conference Football Team 1991 and 1992. I also played baseball under Coach Lou Kendall and lettered as a Freshman. Coach Kendall truly loved his job, kids and the game of baseball. I’m blessed to have had such great coaches and teachers in the early years of my life.
After graduation, I worked the following summer in the tobacco fields in Logan County. At that time I knew it was time for me to make some life choices. I followed in the foot steps of my two older brothers and many Johnsons before me, and enlisted in the US military. I volunteered for the United States Navy in August of 93 and received an honorable discharge in 1996. I attended Navy Bootcamp and ATD Training, Great Lakes, Chicago, Illinois.. Out of bootcamp I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia on the USS Kalamazoo AOR- 6, Battleship Oiler, of the George Washington Battleship Fleet. I received Sea Services Award Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Emergency Ship Board and General Quarters Training Operations, Guantanamo Bay.. Mediterranean Cruise, Persian Gulf War, Operation Southern Watch, South East Asia Sea Service and Unitas Cruise. I’ve traveled to more than 25 countries including Cuba and China.
Return to Southern Kentucky
After leaving the service, I moved to Bowling Green Kentucky in January 1997, to attend Western Kentucky University. The same year I received my 1st and 2nd Attunements in Reiki energy and touch healing. In 1999 I open and co-owned the store Revolution Hemp in Bowling Green, Ky. In 2000 I co-founded and helped produce The Southern Kentucky Industrial Hemp Exposition.. Our efforts helped spark and fuel the fire of Gov. Louie B. Nunn’s involvement and eventual support of hemp and KY HB855, which was sponsored by Rep. Joe Barrows (D) and Rep. Roger Thomas (D).
Family and Continued Education
I became a father to my a wonderful daughter on December 5th, 2001. The following year I enrolled at the Bowling Green Kentucky Technical College, KCTCS August 2002, I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Advanced Wood Manufacturing, Commercial Cabinet Making CNC Programming and Operating in 2004. I continued my education with Western Kentucky University, I majored in Manufacturing Technology with an emphasis on quality assurance. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Ogden College of Science and Engineering 2009. I am currently seeking Graduate Certification from Western Kentucky University Events and Facilities Management.
I am also the former owner of Soky Customs, a business which focused on classic car restorations, custom paint and interiors, Vertical Doors, tires and rims. In 2011 I co-founded, The Country Music Preservation Society of Kentucky, with my associate Brad Garner. In 2015, I began to campaign against water fluoridation and, as a result, founded Kentuckians Against Fluoridation, an activist group that advocates for clean water, health, the right to informed consent, and spiritual freedom.
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