Ann is running in a critical 2020 Texas state house race
Ann Johnson is a former chief human trafficking prosecutor, current teacher and small business owner who works in our criminal justice system as an attorney for many who cannot afford a lawyer. Ann has a long history of standing up for the most vulnerable in our community – she stood up to the worst human traffickers and won, protecting child victims of exploitation. She is a cancer survivor who will be a relentless advocate in the legislature to expand health care, restore a woman’s right to choose, pass common-sense gun safety reforms, improve public education and fight for our kids.
Ann is a founding member of the CARE Court (Creating Advocacy, Recovery, and Empowerment), which utilizes a comprehensive strength-based approach in working with youth who are actively engaged in or at risk of becoming involved in commercial sexual exploitation. She was instrumental in the creation of SAFE Court, a program designed to help those charged with prostitution, between ages 17-25, to escape the revolving door of criminal justice. Her work led to the establishment of the Human Trafficking Section where she served as the Chief until 2017. Ann is now in private practice handling juvenile law, criminal law and human trafficking related matters. She is also an adjunct professor of law at South Texas College of Law.
Ann and her wife Sonya married as soon as the law allowed. They have 3 rescue dogs and lots of wonderful nieces and nephews.