"People over Politics"
I'm a sixth-generation Tennessean, and I'm proud to hail from the Volunteer State. My parents, now in their mid-80s, are life-long residents of Haywood County. My husband and I have been married for 30 years, and we have two wonderful sons. Our oldest is in medical school in Nashville, and our youngest, a graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South, is now pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
I am a graduate of Haywood High School, Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For the past nineteen years, I have served as the Chief Executive Officer of Golden Circle Insurance Agency, a spinoff of Golden Circle Life Insurance Company, the company my grandfather founded in the 1950s. I’m also a licensed funeral director in Tennessee, and through both my personal and professional experiences, I am able to understand the issues and challenges our neighbors and fellow residents encounter daily.
I was inspired to run in large part because of my clients. I’ve shared in my clients’ despair when preexisting conditions or personal finances made them ineligible for health insurance coverage. I grew increasingly frustrated seeing folks forced to live with medical and health uncertainties, not being able to afford doctor visits, medical treatments, or life-saving medications – all because the Tennessee Legislature refused to expand Medicaid.
I decided to turn my frustration and heartbreak into action and became a candidate for the Tennessee House of Representatives. I’m running because loving our neighbors means advocating for them—even, and especially, the most vulnerable populations.
I'm running because I believe we must put people over politics.
Andrea Bond Johnson
CEO, Golden Circle Insurance Agency, Inc
Partner, Rawls Funeral Home
Sterling Award Recipient, 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee
Past President, Brownsville Rotary Club
Board Member and Vice Chair, Tennessee State University Foundation
Board Member, Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program
Board Member, Boys & Girls Club of Brownsville
Graduate, WestStar Leadership Program
Member, Jefferson Street Church of Christ