|U.S. House, Texas, District 4|
|Bachelor's||The University of Texas at Arlington|
|Place of birth||Conroe, Texas|
Following high school, Lawson took a few college courses, but primarily worked odd jobs. In 1985, he married his wife, Sandra, and they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where their first child was born. He went back to school part-time until he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991.
Since graduating from college, Lawson has worked in engineering. He is currently an engineering manager. He directed an advocacy organization called "Conservatives for Republican Reform" from 2009 to 2010. He also serves as a GOP precinct chairman in Grayson County, Texas.
- Congressional term limits: "I believe a maximum of 12 years of consecutive service for members of the House and Senate would be constructive."
- Budget: "Other budget reforms, such as ending baseline budgeting, must be worked in parallel with efforts to achieve a balanced budget amendment."
- Immigration: "Insisting that our immigration policy favor immigrants that share American values, value American culture, and are committed to assimilation is consistent with a rational immigration policy."
- Border security: "Border security must be decoupled from immigration debates."
- Gun control: "As a US Representative I will oppose all Federal attempts to restrict gun rights."
- Taxes: "I support the effort to replace the current income tax with a national consumption tax."
- Foreign policy: "I will support efforts to have any treaty signed by a US administration become unsigned if it has not been ratified by the Senate by the end of the final term of that administration...All foreign aid should be subjected to routine reviews and re-justification."
- Abortion: "A culture of life is essential to the continuation of a free society...Compulsory taxes used to fund the providers of abortions are cruel and oppressive assaults on the consciences of many millions of Americans."
- Social issues: "Social Conservatism is not a separable part of conservatism."
|U.S. House, Texas District 4 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Ralph Hall Incumbent||45.4%||29,848|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State|
|Brent Lawson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 22, 2013||$0||$1,125||$(38)||$1,087|
|July Quarterly||July 25, 2013||$1,087||$2,624||$(2,471)||$1,239|
|October Quarterly||October 24, 2013||$1,239||$4,236||$(1,478)||$3,998|
Lawson and his wife, Sandra, live in Grayson County, Texas. They have three children.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "2014 March Primary Election Candidate Filings by County," accessed December 10, 2013
- Lawson 4 Texas: "About Brent," accessed January 13, 2014
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on January 7, 2014
- Lawson 4 Texas: "Issues," accessed January 13, 2014
- The Texas Tribune, "Primary 2014 Election Results," March 4, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Brent Lawson April Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Brent Lawson July Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Brent Lawson October Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
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