John Lawson (Texas)

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John Lawson
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Former candidate for
Texas State Senate, District 23
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas College
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1946
Place of birthChicago, IL
Campaign website
John Lawson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 23 of the Texas State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


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


  • 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."


  • Excerpt: "School Vouchers are educational funding directed toward the individual families rather than 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."


  • 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."



See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 15 of the 31 seats in the Texas State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. The general election was 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 defeated Lawson and Libertarian Jonathan Erhardt in the general election.[1][3][4][5]

Texas State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoyce West Incumbent 79.4% 99,102
     Republican John Lawson 18.8% 23,520
     Libertarian Jonathan Erhardt 1.8% 2,204
Total Votes 124,826


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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