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Connie Lawson
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Indiana Secretary of State
Incumbent
In office
March 16, 2012-present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$72,974
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 16, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Mitch Daniels
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Indiana State Senate District 24
1996-2012
Personal
BirthdayApril 20, 1949
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionOwner & Secretary/Treasurer, Lawson & Company; Auctioneers and Real Estate Professionals
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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.

On April 13, 2012, about one month after she was appointed to succeed White for the remainder of his unexpired term, Lawson announced that she intended to run for a full term as secretary of state in the 2014 election.[2].

Biography

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.

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.

Education

  • Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD)
  • Council of State Government Toll Fellow
  • Darden School of Legislative Leadership

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 former officeholder and convicted felon Charlie White's unexpired term, after which she intends to seek election to a full term in 2014.[3].

Indiana State Senate 1996-2012

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections and Appointments

2012

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]

2008

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

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

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Lawson collected $132,062 in donations.[5]

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


Personal

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

Contact

Office contact:

Tel:317-232-6532
Email: sos@sos.in.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie White
Indiana Secretary of State
March 2012-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Indiana State Senate District 24
1996–2012
Succeeded by
Pete Miller