Candidate Profile
Erle E. "Bubby" Johnston

Republican , Mississippi


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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape and incest, and health of mother.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Workforce Development and Workforce Training. Improving Public Education. Strong Law Enforcement!

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Be accountable with public funds! Reduce taxes where practical.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Expand Medicaid.

National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.


Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.


What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Religious freedoms.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from sin. I believe in the Holy Bible!


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Somewhat Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am a member of the Republican Party.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I hold a bachelor's degree in business from Mississippi State University. I worked eight years with my late father at our family-owned weekly newspaper and gained valuable experience working with the public and managing personnel, in addition to helping manage a small business. I have 28 years experience as a community college administrator and gained very valuable experience in working as a "team" to complete projects and providing positive publicity about students, faculty, staff and administration. We also worked on a budget and made sure to stay within that budget! As a community college administrator, I also participated in lobbying efforts to request much-needed funding for our state's community and junior colleges. For the past four years, I have also served as volunteer lobbyist with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Our efforts include proposing legislation to help prevent cancer and provide a more healthy MS!

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:; 601-481-5493.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I have the time, energy and passion to help District 33 and our state grow and prosper. I have always considered myself a "people" person and enjoy working with others to complete projects and get things done! I do not sit back and wait for things to happen...I prefer to make it happen with effort and hard work! I have never had an " 8 to 5 job" and will do what it takes to accomplish whatever task is at hand. I am ready to go to work for District 33 and the State of Mississippi. And I will do my best as YOUR State Senator. I will work for the people, not vice versa! And I will always respond when contacted by the voters and citizens of our state.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • MS State University, Starkville, BS, 1975
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • First Baptist Church - Quitman
  • Friends of Clarkco State Park, Board Member
  • Clarke County Chapter, MSU Alumni Association, Public Relations
  • Clarke County Republican Party
  • American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Volunteer Lobbyist
  • Clarke County Chamber of Commerce
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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