John Lawson (Texas)

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John Lawson
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Candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 23
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1946
Place of birthChicago, IL
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Lawson is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 23 of the Texas State Senate.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lawson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "District 23 needs to be the kind of district where investors and job creators will want to do business. We can employ thousands who are now unemployed if we had a more friendly attitude toward business."

Education

  • Excerpt: "School Vouchers are educational funding directed toward the individual families rather than the the school district. This will provide families with the opportunity to move their child from a low performing school to a higher performing one. Results should be the thing that matters most in the education of our children."

Life

  • Excerpt: "The Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that we must protect the life of our unborn children."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Royce West was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Lawson was unopposed in the Republican primary. West and Lawson will face Libertarian Jonathan Erhardt in the general election.[1][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Lawson ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 23. Lawson ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was defeated by Royce West (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Texas State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoyce West Incumbent 81.9% 187,407
     Republican John Lawson 18.1% 41,429
Total Votes 228,836

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