Pelosi said in a statement Saturday that Johnson was “a dedicated and highly effective leader on behalf of Dallas-area families and the entire nation during her thirty years in Congress and near 50 years of public service.”
According to Pelosi, Johnson is the first black woman elected to state public office from Dallas, as well as the first African-American and woman to chair the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee institute.
“On behalf of her many friends in Congress, we thank the President for her leadership of Texans and all Americans, and wish her and her family, including her son, love. Dear Kirk and grandchildren Kirk Jr, David and James, the best in their next steps,” Pelosi said.
The 30th Congressional District includes most of the city of Dallas and parts of Dallas County.