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Connie Lawson
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Indiana Secretary of State
In office
March 2012-present
Term ends
Elections and appointments
AppointedIndiana Secretary of State
Appointed byGovernor Mitch Daniels
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana State Senate District 24
Date of birthApril 20, 1949
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionOwner & Secretary/Treasurer, Lawson & Company; Auctioneers and Real Estate Professionals
Office website
Connie Lawson (b. April 20, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is the current Republican Secretary of State of Indiana, appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels on March 16, 2012 to succeed expelled former officeholder Charlie White.[1] At the time of her appointment to the state executive office, Lawson was member of the Indiana State Senate, representing District 24. She was the Senate Majority Floor Leader.


Lawson was the co-owner and Secretary/Treasurer for Lawson Brothers Auctioneers from 1971 to 1980. She worked in a Real Estate Office as a Closing Agent/Office Manager from 1970 to 1988. She then worked as a Clerk for the Abstract and Title Guaranty Company from 1986 to 1988. She was also Circuit Court Clerk for Hendricks County from 1989 to 1996. She has been co-owner and Secretary/Treasurer for Lawson and Company since 1980.

Lawson attended Darden School of Legislative Leadership. She went on to receive her Diploma from the Association of Indiana Counties in 1995. She then attended the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development in 1998.

Political career

Lawson has been a Precinct Committee Person for the Hendricks County Republican Central Committee since 1993. She has also been Vice-Chair of the Hendricks County Republican Party from 1994 to the present. She then joined the Indiana State Senate in 1996 and served in that position until March 2012 when she was tapped by Governor Daniels to fill the recently vacated seat of Indiana's secretary of state.

Secretary of State 2012-present

On March 16, 2012, Governor Daniels appointed Lawson to the post of Indiana Secretary of State. She will serve out the term, ending in 2015, of former officeholder and convicted felon Charlie White.

Indiana State Senate 1996-2012


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lawson has been appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lawson served on these committees:

Elections and Appointments


Sen. Lawson was appointed to the office of Secretary of State by Gov. Mitch Daniels on March 16, 2012. Her appointment filled the vacancy left by former secretary Charlie White, who was forced to relinquish his seat after a Hamilton County jury convicted him of six felonies, including voter fraud and perjury. [1]


On November 4, 2008, Republican Connie Lawson won re-election to the Indiana State Senate District 24. She ran unopposed receiving 53,188 votes.[2]

Indiana State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Connie Lawson (R) 53,188

Campaign donors


In 2008, Lawson collected $132,062 in donations.[3]

Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Robert L. Meeks for State Senate $10,000
Indiana Chamber of Commerce $6,800
Indiana Hospital Association $5,500
Indiana Association of Realtors $4,000
Indiana State Medical Association $3,500
Eli Lilly & Co. $3,500
Indiana Bankers Association $3,500
Duke Energy $3,000
Build Indiana Council $3,000
Baker & Daniels $2,800
David C. Long for State Senate $2,500
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $2,000
National Wine & Spirits Corp $2,000
Indiana Dental Association $2,000
AT&T $1,800
Indiana CPA Society $1,600
Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $1,500
Indiana Academy of Opthalmology $1,500
Pat Miller for State Senator $1,500
Nisource $1,500


Lawson and her husband, Jack, have two children, Brandon and Kylie.


Office contact:

Email: sos@sos.in.gov

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Indiana State Senate District 24
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