Mattie Lawson

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Mattie Lawson
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Former candidate for
North Carolina House of Representatives District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Mattie Lawson was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 6 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Lawson is currently the vice-chair of the Dare County Republican Party.[1]


Lawson attended Radford University and Rollins College at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. Her professional experience includes working at Raytheon as a Principal Systems Engineer for the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she served as the Process Engineering Department Head and as a small business owner.[1]


Campaign themes


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

North Carolina Tax Rates

  • Excerpt: "Lower taxes on businesses and residents made possible by reducing the size and role of government. Enable lower gas taxes by ending the practice of raiding the Highway Trust Fund for other purposes."

Attracting/Retaining Businesses & Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Lower corporate taxes and eliminate punishing regulations and excessive fines. Motivate healthy welfare recipients to enter the workplace by not encouraging and enabling dependency on the government."

NC Energy Production and Use

  • Excerpt: "Lead efforts to counter federal interference with state's rights to decide for ourselves about development, exploration, production and use of energy via free markets."

Balanced Budget and Debt

  • Excerpt: "Avoid public debt unless absolutely necessary, and then only with a considered plan to repay within a reasonable period and with the consent of the governed."

State & Federal Government Relationship

  • Excerpt: "Return to Federalist principles. Take assertive stances in NC against unconstitutional federal laws and regulations."



See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Paul Tine was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mattie Lawson defeated Ashley Woolard in the Republican primary. Tine defeated Lawson in the general election.[3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tine Incumbent 53.6% 16,523
     Republican Mattie Lawson 46.4% 14,319
Total Votes 30,842


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lawson ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 6. She defeated Arthur Williams and Jeremy D. Adams in the Republican primary. She was defeated by Paul Tine in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Tine 50.6% 20,756
     Republican Mattie Lawson 49.4% 20,298
Total Votes 41,054
North Carolina House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMattie Lawson (advanced to runoff) 37.3% 2,677
Green check mark transparent.pngArthur Williams (advanced to runoff) 36% 2,585
Jeremy D. Adams 26.6% 1,911
Total Votes 7,173


Lawson and her husband, have three children and eleven grandchildren.[1]

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