|North Carolina House of Representatives District 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Lawson is currently the vice-chair of the Dare County Republican Party.
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. 
Lawson's campaign website highlights the following issues:
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."
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 6, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Paul Tine is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mattie Lawson will face Ashley Woolard in the Republican primary.
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.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 6 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Mattie Lawson (advanced to runoff)||37.3%||2,677|
|Arthur Williams (advanced to runoff)||36%||2,585|
|Jeremy D. Adams||26.6%||1,911|
Lawson and her husband, have three children and eleven grandchildren.
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- North Carolina House of Representatives
- North Carolina State Legislature
- North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014
- North Carolina House of Representatives District 6
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official primary candidate list
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, Official general election candidate list
- Official campaign website, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 17, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina Board of Elections "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
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