Russell Johnson, 9th Judicial District attorney general, was recently elected by peers with Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference to serve as vice president of the organization’s executive committee.

He will play a role in guiding overall administration of justice in the state.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve as vice president of the executive committee,” Johnson said in a news release. “After such a long year, it is exciting to focus on the future of justice in Tennessee. I look forward to working with the great group of district attorneys across the state to serve our people the best we can.”

Johnson was elected district attorney general in 2006 and 2014. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2000-06.

“The executive committee plays an instrumental role in guiding the work of the conference and supporting Tennessee’s elected district attorneys in their constitutional duty to seek justice and protect our citizens,” Guy R. Jones, TNDAGC executive director, said in a news release. “The leaders of the conference make their greatest impact by providing counsel during difficult choices, by helping to find new approaches and by being living examples of the commitment to protecting victims and their rights. We are thankful for General Johnson’s leadership.”