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|61st Secretary of State of Indiana|
|Assumed office |
March 16, 2012
|Preceded by||Jerry Bonnet (acting)|
|Member of the Indiana Senate|
from the 24th district
|Preceded by||Richard Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Pete Miller|
|Born||April 20, 1949|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Early life, education, and career
Lawson was born and raised in Danville, located in Hendricks County in central Indiana. She graduated from Danville High School. She attended Darden School of Legislative Leadership and in 1998 she went to Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership.
Lawson was elected Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit Court in 1988. She was subsequently reelected twice to four-year terms As clerk, her responsibilities included maintaining all records of the court and overseeing elections. During this period, Lawson was also president of the Indiana Clerks’ Association and chair of the group’s legislative committee. She also served as Vice Chair of the Hendricks County Republican Party from 1995 to 2005.
Lawson was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1996 to 2012. She replaced incumbent State Senator Richard Thompson. She was the first woman appointed to the post of Indiana Senate Majority Floor Leader.
Indiana State Senate 24th District Election Results, November 2, 2004
|Connie Lawson (inc.)||Republican||44,783||100.0%|
Indiana State Senate 24th District Republican Primary Election Results, May 6, 2008
|Connie Lawson (inc.)||Republican||10,602||79.2%|
Indiana State Senate 24th District Election Results, November 4, 2008
|Connie Lawson (inc.)||Republican||53,188||100.0%|
Secretary of State
Indiana Secretary of State Election Results, November 4, 2014
2018 Secretary of State Election Eligibility
In the Summer of 2018, Lawson received two challenges to her eligibility as Candidate for Secretary of State of Indiana. The challenges stemmed from the Indiana Constitution's provision that states no person shall be eligible for "more than eight years in any period of twelve years." Both eligibility claims were dismissed, but questions still exist over her ability to finish the entire term if re-elected in 2018.
Connie Lawson is married to Jack Lawson, has two children Brandon and Kylie, and seven grandchildren. She and her husband own and operate Lawson & Company, an auctioneer and real estate business.
- Chris Sikich, Can Democrats nab another statewide office?, Indianapolis Star (Oct. 31, 2014).
- Mary Beth Schneider (March 16, 2012). "Gov. Mitch Daniels picks Connie Lawson as new Indiana Secretary of State". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- Indiana Election Division (December 27, 2010). "2010 Indiana Election Report" (PDF). Indiana.
- Smith, Brandon (2018-07-17). "Challenge To Secretary of State Lawson's Candidacy Denied". WFYI Public Media. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- "Connie Lawson, Indiana Sec of State, reelection eligibility challenged again". News Growl. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- "Article 6, Indiana Constitution - Ballotpedia". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- "Effort to remove Lawson from ballot fails | Indiana | Journal Gazette". www.journalgazette.net. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
- Connie Lawson at Ballotpedia
- Our Campaigns – Connie Lawson (IN) profile
-  Official Indiana Secretary of State website
- Profile at Vote Smart
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