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Connie Lawson's Biography

Office: Secretary of State (IN), Republican

Contact Information

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
200 West Washington Street, Room 201
Indianapolis, 46204

Full Name:

Connie Lawson




Husband: Jack; 2 Children: Brandon, Kylie

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Danville, IN

Home City:

Danville, IN



Attended, Darden School of Legislative Leadership, University of Virginia

Attended, Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998

Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Secretary of State, State of Indiana, 2012-present

Former Majority Floor Leader, Indiana State Senate

Candidate, Indiana Secretary of State, 2018

Senator, Indiana State Senate, 1996-2012

Candidate, Indiana State Senate, District 24, 2012

Former Member, Appointments and Claims Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Chair, Elections Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Chair, Joint Rules Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Chair, Local Government Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Member, Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee, Indiana State Senate

Former Member, Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee, Indiana State Senate

Co-Owner/Secretary/Treasurer, Lawson and Company, 1980-present

Clerk, Circuit Court, Hendricks County, 1989-1996

Clerk, Abstract and Title Guarantee Company, 1986-1988

Closing Agent/Office Manager, Real Estate Office, 1970-1988

Co-Owner/Secretary/Treasurer, Lawson Brothers Auctioneers, 1971-1980

Member, Commission on Abused and Neglected Children, 2003-present

Board Member, Hendricks College Network, 2003-present

Chair, Indiana Commission on Mental Health, 2003-present

Board Member, Saint Vincent Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, 2003-present

Second Vice President, Republican Women's Club, Hendricks County, 1995-present

Precinct Committeeperson, Republican Central Committee, Hendricks County, 1993-present

Member, Board of Directors, Indiana Youth Services Association, present

Member, Community Advisory Board, Putnamville Correctional Facilities, present

Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, present

Co-Chair, Hendricks County United Way, present

Chair, Board for the Coordination of Child Care Regulations

Member, Community Advisory Board, Plainfield Correctional Facilities

Chair, Elections and Civic Affairs Committee

Former President, Indiana Clerk's Association

Former Chair, Legislative Committee, Indiana Clerk's Association

State Director, Mid-West Regional Director, Women in Government

Former President, National Association of Secretaries of State

Former President, Women's Legislative Caucus

Former Board Member, Women's Legislative Network, National Conference of State Legislatures

Member, Indiana Republican Platform Committee, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004

Executive Board Member, Women in Government, 2004

Participant, Association of Indiana Counties, 1995

Vice-Chair, Hendricks County Republican Party, 1994


Women in Government, Presidential Leader Award;
Lifetime Achievement Award, ARC of Indiana;
Women of Influence, Indianapolis Business Journal;
2012 United Way of Central Indiana, Zup's Imagination Award;
2012 Danville High School, Distinguished Alumnus;
2011 Indiana Hands & Voices;
2010, 2011 Mental Health America of Indiana, Legislator of the Year;
2010 Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Legislator of the Year;
2009 Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Champion;
2009 Indiana Psychology Association, Legislator of the Year;
2008 National Federation of Independent Business, Guardian of Small Business;
2008 America Academy of Pediatrics Indiana Chapter, Supporter of Child Immunization;
2001 Ronald Reagan Legacy Award;
1993 Indiana Clerks' Association Clerk of the Year;
1993 Indiana State Election Board Election Administrator of the Year

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