Who Is Ron Johnson's Wife? New Details On Jane Johnson

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Who Is Ron Johnson's Wife? New Details On Jane Johnson

Since 2010, Ron Johnson has served as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Prior to winning his seat, he had no political experience campaigning or holding office, eventually defeating his opponent on a mostly self-financed campaign. He won with 85 percent of the vote! But before his career in politics, he was the CEO of a polyester and plastics manufacturer, making him one of many Senators with a business background.

Like his Republican colleagues, he shares many of the same viewpoints and is one of his party’s members who argued in favor of the “nuclear option” in an effort to speed up the process of the president’s nominees. But though he initially supported Trump, in July of this year, he said Trump’s trade policies are starting to do “permanent damage.”

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Johnson called scientists who attribute global warming to man-made causes “crazy.” He’s said, “The climate hasn't warmed in quite a few years. That is proven scientifically,” clearly not understanding what climate change and global warming are. And though he claims he’s never denied climate change, he’s supported legislation that would block the EPA from imposing new rules on carbon emissions and supports drilling for oil in the U.S.

He’s opposed to the ACA and supports free-market health care, declining to “tie funding the federal government with defunding Obamacare.” In addition to these views, he’s a gun rights supporter, and co-sponsored a bill that would have prohibited the Department of Justice from tracking the purchases of shotguns and rifles; he also voted down the Manchin-Toomey Amendment, which aimed to require background checks on commercial gun sales.

But when he isn’t spending his time in the spotlight, we’re curious about his family life. Do they agree with his political positions? Specifically, who is Ron Johnson's wife? Here are six details to know about Jane Johnson.

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1. They’ve been married 41 years.

The couple wed in 1977.

2. They have three children.

They are parents to three grown children, all of whom are graduates of the University of Wisconsin: Carey, Ben, Jenna. But they are also the grandparents of two grandchildren.

3. Her father was a famous billionaire.

Jane’s father, Howard Curler, was a self-made industrialist. He started the plastics company Curwood in the 1950s, and lead Bemis, one of the world’s largest plastics companies by the 1970s! He retired in the 1990s as a billionaire.

4. They owned a business.

In 1979, the Johnsons went into business with Jane’s brother, Pat Curler, starting a business, Pacur, that produced plastics for packing and printing applications. But though Johnson claims he started this business, he’s acknowledged that he joined the company several months after it was established, starting as a machine operator and accountant, and later becoming its president.

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5. They are quite wealthy.

The family has an estimated net worth of $36 million, thanks primarily to their business ventures. This makes him one of the top wealthiest Senators.

6. They are Lutheran.

The family are members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, making him one of just six Senators to belong to this religion.

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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.