Mike Johnson, the recently selected House Speaker for the state of Louisiana, is quickly going against the grain when it comes to the trend of having high-dollar investments. Johnson, who is a successful lawyer and entrepreneur, is known for his modest lifestyle and being an advocate for the people, but his choice to not participate in the purchases of high-dollar assets has many surprised. Traditionally, previous House Speakers have been strongly focused on furthering their wealth by investing in high-end property and other assets that increase their personal financial stability. Mike Johnson, however, is much more focused on the welfare of his constituency first and foremost. Rather than using his access to high-level funds to purchase assets such as luxury cars, vacation homes, or large stocks portfolios, Johnson is choosing to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground and reject those investments as a way of staying closer to those he represents in his new role as House Speaker. Mike Johnson stated in a recent interview that he ‘refuses to believe’ the traditional model of using House Speaker positions as stepping stones for personal gain. This, combined with his focus on policy decisions that benefit the lower and middle classes, has made him a favorite among his supporters. His decision to not only reject high-dollar investments, but also remain dedicated to the wellbeing of Louisiana citizens is resonating with the public and turning heads in the investing world. Johnson’s AMEX spikes with smaller-scale purchases like office supplies, and the occasional trip to the dentist, showing that his focus is not on self-gain, but rather the welfare of the people. Prized political economists have praised Johnson for his efforts to stay close to the public and actually try to make a difference for the individuals he serves, rather than taking advantage of the high-level offer. Overall, Mike Johnson is creating a movement that prioritizes those he serves, rather than those willing to advance his personal finances first. With his steadfast determination to not purchase high-dollar assets and instead focus on improving the lives of Louisiana citizens, Johnson is a pioneer for the “man of the people” mentality and is setting a new precedent for House Speakers of the future.