|Massachusetts House Tenth Middlesex District|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||May 10, 2011 special election|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Lawn served as a District Councilor.
Lawn earned a degree in Political Science and Sociology from Merrimack College. His professional experience includes working as the owner of Charles River Real Estate.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lawn served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Financial Services Joint|
|• Housing Joint|
|• Public Service Joint, Vice-chair|
Lawn's 2011 special election campaign site highlighted the following campaign themes:
- John's Approach to Solving Problems: "As your State Representative, my door will always be open to you. I will meet regularly in the community to hear your concerns. I will never forget that the role of our government is to provide a quality of life that works for everyone - a common sense approach for the common good."
- For Our Kids: "For me, making sure our schools are the best is more than campaign rhetoric; it's personal. When I look at my five children, I see the impact good schools have in shaping the lives of our kids. Growing up in our neighborhoods, I want the next generation to have every opportunity possible, and I that begins with the best education we can give them."
- For Our Seniors: "My parents raised me in this community, a community we call home. Now my mother faces new challenges as she enters her golden years. It is up to me to be there for her as she was there for me. All our seniors deserve the support and security to remain in their homes during their golden years. We owe it to them."
- For Main Street & A Stronger Economy: "Most small business owners I've met tell me they feel like all the attention goes to 'Big Business', whether it's downtown Boston or on Wall Street. Not enough support is given to the local businesses who contribute to our community. Job creation, stability and future economic growth for the local business must become a priority. As your next State Rep, I will work with the local business owners to help our neighborhoods grow and prosper."
Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent John Lawn was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.
Lawn won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Tenth Middlesex District. Lawn was unopposed in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Francis Xavier Stanton, III (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Lawn Incumbent||76%||10,479|
|Republican||Francis Stanton, III||24%||3,310|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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Lawn and his wife, Shannon, have five children.
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- John Lawn campaign site, "Who is John Lawn," accessed May 5, 2011
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2014 State Primary Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "2012 State Primary Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, "Return of Votes - For Massachusetts State Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 13, 2014
- Boston, "Watertown councilor advances in district race," April 13, 2011
- Boston.com, "Lawn wins in 10th Middlesex election," May 10, 2011
Peter Koutoujian (D)
|Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 10
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