Jason Johnson is a Republican political strategist and founder of J2, a political strategy firm based in Austin, Texas. Johnson was the chief strategist for Ted Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign and has worked with Texas Governor and former Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R). He has also worked for Texas State Senator Todd Staples and has served as a consultant to Ted Cruz since 2011.
In 2012, Business Insider said Johnson "could be the next Karl Rove." The article went on to note, "Johnson has an Atwateresque feel for the electorate, and beating the establishment against long odds is always a good thing to put on your resume."