Margarita Ruiz Johnson

Running: Texas Senate District 11

Working On:


*Creating Jobs for District 11.

*Expanding Health Care to those who need it.

*Improving the quality of education our children get.

*Supporting our veterans and their benefits.

*Supporting our Seniors in Nursing Homes.

*Protecting our Nation.



Margaritaruizjohnson.com

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BETTER TOGETHER

We  can resolve problems, improve the quality of life for all individuals residing in the United States, for the betterment of our ​society, and move us forward towards a more perfect union.

​JOBS

Creating good quality jobs, coupled with training to match the jobs of the future with the training for those jobs at the commu​nnity level b​y bringing together all the stake holders, the business community, the training centers and the educators.

HEALTH CARE​

Expanding our health care by improving  on the ACA (Obama Care) and expanding Medicaid (Texas program for the uninsured who do not qualify for the ACA , or are disabled, working poor,  or retired seniors with limited retirement income).

EDUCATION

Improving the quality of education our children get, to make them competitive in our present international markets, and working on teacher SALARIES and improving working conditions for our educators.

​VETERANS BENEFITS

Working on Veteran challenges when they return home from wars(jobs, job training, housing, community support, mental health care and VA Benefits).

NURSING HOMES​

Together, working with Republicans of good will, to improve nursing homes conditions and monitoring nursing homes' compliance with State and Federal laws and administrative mandates.

​US NATIONAL SECURITY

Together, working on the need for the interdependence of our National Security with the States, to protect our States and National interest against international foes, who wish to harm us  and our way of life.

​GET INVOLVED

Become an expert in your area of interest: ie. Jobs, Health Care, Education. Veterans Benefits, Nursing Homes, US National Security.


Monitor Legislation passed by your community leaders, at the local, state or federal government in your area of interest.

Follow your political leader's VOTES (local, state and federal) on your area of interest.  If there is no legislation, write him or her a letter asking why not.

Write your Representative or Senator (state and federal) on your concerns and views about the legislation passed or being considered.

Volunteer to work doing door to door in our District, sharing  our platform  on jobs, health, education, veterans, nursing homes and national security within Texas Senate District 11.

Help with the REGISTRATION OF NEW VOTERS.

Volunteer to HELP on ELECTION DAY.

Our Family 

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

A Brief History

Born in the Island of Puerto Rico.  We are United States Citizens by birth when Puerto Rico was ceded to the US after the Spanish American War in 1898. I was raised in the island, until mother migrated to the United States.  My sister Carmen and I decided that we did not wanted to be held back in school, due to a language barrier, and worked on 20 English words a day(read, write and spell) to learn the language and communicate with our teachers.  We learned English in 6 months.  I graduated from high school in 1966 and immediately entered the United States Army.  From Fort Rucker, Alabama, I was responsible for the payment of wages and salaries for National Guards and Reserves Units activated to go into combat in Viet Nam. 


At Fort Rucker, I met and married, Warrant Officer Peter Johnson, son of Major General Chester Lee Chittenden Johnson. As time went by, Warrant Officer Johnson transferred  to the Air Force, flying the C-130 to Europe from Ellington AF Base, Texas. Soon after, he became Major Johnson.  Today he is a retired officer and presently flies as a private corporate pilot out of Houston Hobby Millionaire.  


Peter and I have two children:  Jennifer and Sonia.  Jennifer has her own business in Friendswood, Texas.  Sonia is a farmer and lives in Romayor, Texas. They both love what they do.  Peter and I have six grandchildren.

Major General Chester Lee Chittenden Johnson

He was a graduate of West Point, a patriot, loving father and family man. General Barry R. McCaffrey (USA Retired), who gave his farewell military eulogy at West Point Cemetery, New York  recall's General Johnson as a "man of strength".


"His courage was recognized with the awards of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster for service during combat against the Japanese".


He conducted himself with honor  and valor during his Bataan Death March during his captivity.  He was a "tower of integrity, compassion and spiritual strength among the sick and injured". He was a prisoner of the Japanese for three years.


in 1980, General Johnson and fellow prisoners erected a memorial honoring the 3000 braved American soldiers who died at the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp.  


He was an accomplished soldier, a teacher, intellectual with a Harvard graduate degree in History who taught at West Point and The Army War College. In Korea, General Johnson was the Commander of the 7th Division in South Korea next to the DMZ.  He was the Attache in Mexico serving President Kennedy in the 1960's and the Commander of the Panama Canal Zone, among many other assignments, contributing our United States National Security.


General Mc Caffrey recalls General Johnson as being a delight, despite his torture and horror during his WWII, service as a Prisoner of the Japanese. 


His courage and warmth is remembered by us, who loved and admired his dedication to his country and love of this family.



US Military Service

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

After transferring to the Air Force, from the Army, Major Johnson trained in the T-37, T-38 and the C-130 with the Air Force and began the transport of  troops to Europe from Ellington,Air Force Base, Texas.


I completed my Masters from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and began teaching at College of the Mainland, Alvin Community College and San Jacinto College, South (Psychology, Sociology/Multi-cultures, and Accounting, respectively).

Ellington Base, Houston, Texas

Major Johnson and I purchased our first home in Friendswood, Texas.  We lived there for ten years after which Jennifer, wanting to have more room for her friends, suggested that we move to Pearland, to a home she had selected for us.  She was right, Our present home looks just like us and we are happy in Pearland. Today, I am retired enjoying my grandchildren and  helping my community on a full time basis.

My Parents


We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Mother

Mother is 94 years young. She has Alzheimers.  She was a community leader and organizer who spent all her spare time helping her community and the poor. She dedicated her life to serve the needy and those who were less fortunate.  She shared all she had with those who were in need.  She was my best role model, a good steward of our Mother Earth and  our environment.  

Dad

He is a veteran of the World War II and the Korean War. He struggled after the war, with many issues and complications from his experiences in combat. He resides in a Nursing Home in Puerto Rico and is 94 years young. 

Extended Family


We’ve loved every minute of our journey


Family Reunion at Friendswood, Texas 

Aunts, uncles, cousins, my children and grandchildren gathered and had Mexican Food at a local restaurant to give thanks to God for all of our fortunes, our health and our friends.

The Gang

Peter and I are very fortunate to have six grandchildren.  All of them are doing well in school and they are healthy, thanks God.

Brothers,  Sisters, Aunts and Uncles


We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Sisters and Brothers

 My Sister Carmen(on the left), died of Colon Cancer in 2017.  She was a Registered Nurse.  Efrain, lives in New Jersey and had a happy career as a Greyhound Bus Driver. Willie, lives in Florida and is retired from a career in the food industry.  Mom in a Nursing home in New York, with brother Efrain nearby to keep an eye on things.

My Aunt and Uncle

Uncle George (my mother's brother) lives in Florida with my Aunt Margarita, who is my father's sister.  They flew to New York to see mom in her new and modern nursing home.  My brother  Efrain was visiting mom, and they had lunch together.

My Spiritual Mentors

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy



" If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich".


"Let us not seek the Republican answer, or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.  Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future".



35th President of the United 

States, born  on May 29,1917.


Assassinated in  Dallas, Texas  in 1963

Pope  Francis


"The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love"


" All it takes is one good person to restore hope."


" To change the  world, we must be  good to those who cannot repay us"


" It is not enough to say we are Christians.  We Must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions".

Jorge Mario Bergolio, 266 Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013. 


  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Born on Dec 17, 1936

President Barack Obama


"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we have been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek."


" Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world".


44th President of the United States, born on 4 Aug 1961.

Passed the ACA (Health Care Act)

What our Philosophers are Saying

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite..

Mr. Nelson Mandela

Africa

What our Philosophers are Saying

"Injustice  anywhere is a

 threat to justice everywhere" 

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"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, our nation, and this means we must develop a world perspective"



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

United States of America


What our Philosophers are saying


Carefully watch your thoughts, 

for they become your words.

Manage and watch your words,

for they will become your actions.

Consider and judge your actions,

for they have become your habits.

Acknowledge and watch your habits,

for they shall become your values.

Understand and embrace your values,

for they become your destiny.

Mr. Mahatma Gandhi

India

Different Views of My Life

My 30th's



My  50th's



My 60th's



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My Platform:


Jobs    Health Care     Education    Veterans Benefits    Nursing Homes    US National Security

Margarita Ruiz Johnson

For

Texas Senate District 11

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