For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022
Contact: Dan McLagan
FORT GAINES, Ga. – Second District congressional candidate Wayne Johnson will tour the Mercer Medicine Clay County clinic in Fort Gaines today at 3 p.m. today as part of his focus on rural healthcare for citizens in the district.
Johnson, who served as a senior member of the Trump Administration in the Department of Education, formerly owned a number primary care practices and recognizes the importance of rural healthcare.
“It is critical to ensure that we provide adequate access to healthcare in the rural parts of the 2nd District,” said Johnson, who is on the ballot in the May 24th Republican primary. “I look forward to seeing first-hand the work being done by Mercer University in Ft. Gaines. Quality healthcare is an everyday issue that citizens in the 2nd District are facing, and I am committed to going to Washington and solving these problems that people talk about around the kitchen table.”
The Fort Gaines facility is one of three Mercer Medicine clinics in the 2nd District. The others are in Plains and Fort Valley. The 4,885-square-foot clinic in Fort Gaines opened in November and is located at the site of the county’s former hospital facility and is adjacent to the public health department. The facility was refurbished with a grant from the OneGeorgia Authority in addition to local contributions.
“It is important that our rural communities have access to high-quality primary care services, and that is what I expect to see,” said Johnson, who earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Mercer University. “I have heard great things about the community support for this clinic.”
Johnson was born in Georgia and has been a lifelong resident of Macon. He is a respected former banker who has established businesses in the district and other parts of Georgia. He has
enjoyed both cattle and tree farming and worked for a major corporation in the 2nd District. He is a true conservative, pro-life and a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment.
Due to his expertise, Johnson was called to serve in the Trump Administration as the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid.
“I have seen up close the inefficiency of the federal government, and I am the only person in this race who can retire Sanford Bishop and go to Washington fully prepared to make a difference,” said Johnson.
Johnson is an Eagle Scout and served as an Officer in the U.S. Army. He obtained his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Mercer University and his MBA from Emory University. Dr. Johnson currently resides in Macon.
Johnson will be available for interviews at the clinic.