Connie Lawson

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Connie Lawson
Connie Lawson.jpg
61st Secretary of State of Indiana
Assumed office
March 16, 2012
Governor Mitch Daniels
Mike Pence
Eric Holcomb
Preceded by Jerry Bonnet (Acting)
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 24th district
In office
1996–2012
Preceded by Richard Thompson
Succeeded by Pete Miller
Personal details
Born (1949-04-20) April 20, 1949 (age 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jack Lawson
Children 2

Connie Lawson (born April 20, 1949) is the 61st Indiana Secretary of State. A Republican, Lawson is a former member of the Indiana Senate where she served as Majority Floor Leader.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Lawson was born and raised in Danville, located in Hendricks County in central Indiana. She graduated from Danville High School. She attended Darden School of Legislative Leadership and in 1998 she went to Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership.

Lawson was elected Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit Court in 1988. She was subsequently reelected twice to four-year terms As clerk, her responsibilities included maintaining all records of the court and overseeing elections. During this period, Lawson was also president of the Indiana Clerks’ Association and chair of the group’s legislative committee. She also served as Vice Chair of the Hendricks County Republican Party from 1995 to 2005.[1]

State Senate[edit]

Lawson was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1996 to 2012.[2] She replaced incumbent State Senator Richard Thompson.[3] She was the first woman appointed to the post of Indiana Senate Majority Floor Leader.[2]

Indiana State Senate 24th District Election Results, November 2, 2004

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Connie Lawson (inc.) Republican 44,783 100.0%

Indiana State Senate 24th District Republican Primary Election Results, May 6, 2008

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Connie Lawson (inc.) Republican 10,602 79.2%
John Gootee Republican 2,778 20.8%

Indiana State Senate 24th District Election Results, November 4, 2008

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Connie Lawson (inc.) Republican 53,188 100.0%

Secretary of State[edit]

On March 16, 2012, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Lawson Secretary of State.[4]

Indiana Secretary of State Election Results, November 4, 2014[5]

Candidate Affiliation Support Outcome
Connie Lawson Republican 762,223 57.1%
Elizabeth White Democratic 527,379 39.5%
Karl Tatgenhorst Libertarian 45,393 3.4%

Personal[edit]

Connie Lawson is married to Jack Lawson, has two children Brandon and Kylie, and seven grandchildren. She and her husband own and operate Lawson & Company, an auctioneer and real estate business.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://legdb.iga.in.gov/#!/legislator/6496/Connie-Lawson
  2. ^ a b Chris Sikich, Can Democrats nab another statewide office?, Indianapolis Star (Oct. 31, 2014).
  3. ^ http://indystar.newspapers.com/image/107444366/?terms=Connie+Lawson+Richard+Thompson
  4. ^ Mary Beth Schneider (March 16, 2012). "Gov. Mitch Daniels picks Connie Lawson as new Indiana Secretary of State". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Indiana Election Division (December 27, 2010). "2010 Indiana Election Report" (PDF). Indiana. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Bonnet
Secretary of State of Indiana
2012–present
Incumbent