On April 8th, Ron Johnson was born in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota.
Ron got his first tax-paying job at the age of 15, working minimum wage as a dishwasher at a Walgreens grill. Over the next year he was promoted several times and became the night manager before the age of 16.
Graduation | Marriage1977
Ron graduated college and married his wife, Jane.
Ron and Jane moved to Oshkosh and co-founded a plastics manufacturing company, PACUR, where Ron also worked as an accountant and traded shifts as a machine operator.
Ron and Jane started a family and had their first daughter, Carey. Carey was born with a serious medical condition, but because of the strong work done by the doctors at the hospital, her life was saved.
Carey got her first sibling as Jenna Johnson was born.
Ron’s third child and first son, Ben Johnson, was born.
After spending more than 30 years at PACUR, Ron became alarmed enough about the direction of our country to run for U.S. Senate, defeating Senator Feingold, a career politician who had spent more than 18 years in Washington.
Ron becomes a grandfather with the birth of Jenna’s son and Carey’s daughter.
During his time working for Wisconsin, Ron has focused on creating good Wisconsin jobs through economic growth, keeping local communities safe, and taking on the dysfunction in Washington.