Baylor Johnson is the Deputy Director of Communications at the ACLU of Texas. Prior to joining the ACLU of Texas in November 2018, Baylor spent eight years working in the communications department at the ACLU of Florida.
Baylor joined the ACLU of Florida in 2010 as Online Advocacy Coordinator, developing the affiliate’s nascent digital communications program into one of the largest ACLU affiliate digital programs in the country. He later became Media Relations Manager, serving as spokesperson and coordinating media responses, before spending four years leading the communications team as Director of Communications. During his tenure as Director of Communications, Baylor developed communications strategy for major statewide campaigns and oversaw the staff growth of a communications department that more than doubled in size.
A native Texan, Baylor attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a BS in Radio Television & Film in 2008. Baylor is also a graduate of the Human Rights Campaign’s Campaign College program. Prior to joining the staff of the ACLU, Baylor worked as a legislative aide in the Texas House of Representatives, was a field director for stage legislative races in 2008 and 2010, and worked as an outreach program associate and training facilitator for Tarrant County-based HIV prevention organization HELP.