My friend Tim Johnson

Posted by Mike Chapman on May 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm

Connie’s post about her new blogging buddy, Tim Johnson, made me think about my own friend who is also named Tim Johnson. Tim is a U.S. Senator from South Dakota and someone I worked for when he was first elected to Congress in the ’80s. Tim is quiet and hard working and doesn’t get as much notoriety as some of his colleagues. He is one of the most honorable people I’ve ever known and proof that there are some great people representing us at the highest levels of government.

In December, Tim suffered a brain hemorrhage, while he was at work, and was rushed to George Washington University hospital. He underwent surgery immediately, was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, and has been in rehabilitation and recovery since then. There was a great deal of news coverage at the time because the balance of power in the Senate rested on his condition.

The following photo of Tim has just been released for the public. It shows Tim up and walking with a cane and giving that determined look I know so well. Tim is a fighter and he loves his family, state and country. He will, no doubt, recover and return to the Senate on a full-time basis very soon. I encourage your thoughts and prayers for my friend Tim Johnson, and for his family and excellent Senate staff.

Tim Johnson photo

Category: Connections

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Comment by Connie Reece

Made May 18, 2020 at 11:23 am

Mike, it is so good to see this photo and to know that the Senator is on the road to a full recovery. It’s a shame that it took a life-threatening health event to bring his public service to the attention of most people, like me. (I can locate South Dakota on a map, but it’s pretty far north for this Texas girl to know much about it.)

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