|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|
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
On March 16, 2012, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Lawson Secretary of State.
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.
- Connie Lawson at Ballotpedia
- Our Campaigns – Connie Lawson (IN) profile
- Official Indiana Secretary of State website
- Profile at Vote Smart
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