FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/09/2012
STATE REP. ERIC JOHNSON NAMED GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE ELITE NEWS MLK PARADE AND FESTIVAL
State Representative Eric Johnson (Dallas) has been named Grand Marshal for the Elite News 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival. As this year's Grand Marshal, Representative Johnson looks forward to commemorating Dr. King's legacy with friends, family, and neighbors.
"I accept this honor with both great pride and a strong sense of responsibility because I believe the Civil Rights Movement needs renewed focus to ensure that our children's futures remain bright," said Representative Johnson.
Dedicated to Dallas' African-American community, Elite News is committed to providing citizens accurate, truthful information on issues of importance to the black community. They will be hosting their 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Parade and Festival on Monday, January 16th. Representative Johnson welcomes everyone to attend the festival located at the "Tower" building on the State Fair Grounds.
As a member of the Texas House of Representatives, Representative Eric Johnson serves on both House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Higher Education. In addition to these appointments, he also serves on the newly created Joint House and Senate Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency.
Contact: Juan Ayala