Rep. Sheldon Johnson was recently selected a Fellow by the Flemming Leadership Institute Program that trains emerging state legislators from across the 50 states.
Rep. Johnson joins a diverse, bipartisan group of 35 legislators who have demonstrated superior leadership ability, dedication to public service, and a commitment to use government to implement practical policy solutions.
"I am honored to have been selected a Flemming Fellow" said Rep. Johnson. "I'm looking forward to learning new techniques to forge strong alliances and develop innovative policy solutions."
The Flemming Institute was established in 1994 by the Center for Policy Alternatives, a progressive policy institute based in Washington, D.C. The program is named for the late Dr. Arthur Flemming, a top-level official for eight Presidents of both parties, president of four universities, and decade-long member of CPA's Board of Directors.
Joining the Flemming program has become a mark of prestige among state legislators, and this has resulted in a very competitive selection process, said CPA Executive Director Tim McFeeley. "We are very pleased to welcome Representative Johnson to the 2005 class of Fellows."