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Al Lawson, Jr.'s Biography

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (FL) - District 2

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Post Office Box 1662
Tallahassee, FL 32302

117 West Duval Street Suite 240
Jacksonville, FL 32202

435 North Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

2437 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Alfred 'Al' Lawson, Jr.

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Delores; 2 Children: Alfred III, Shani

Birth Date:

09/23/1948

Birth Place:

Midway, FL

Home City:

Tallahassee, FL

Religion:

Episcopal

MSPA, Public Administration, Florida State University, 1973

BS, Political Science, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, 1970

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 5, 2017-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 2, 2022

Minority Leader, Florida State Senate, 2008-2010

Senator, Florida State Senate, District 6, 2000-2010

Representative, Flordia State House of Representitaves, 1982-2000

Former Member, Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Health and Technology Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Natural Resources Committee, Florida State House House of Representatives

Former Member, Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, United States House of Representatives

Member of General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Fintech Task Force Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Housing, Community Development and Insurance Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member of Caucus on Foster Youth, United States House of Representatives

Member of Out of Poverty Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of House Hunger Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Congressional Black Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Seniors Task Force Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Florida Ports Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Diabetes Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Alzheimer's Task Force, United States House of Representatives

Member of Small Brewers Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Military-Veterans Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Member of Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, United States House of Representatives

President, Al Lawson and Associates Incorporated

Former Assistant Coach, Florida State University Seminole Basketball Team

Former Professional Basketball Player, Indiana Pacers

Agent, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Interim Basketball Coach, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1976

Member, Advisory Committee on Public Administration, Florida State University Alumni Club, present

Advisory Board Member, Florida State University Center for Professional Development, present

Member, Saint Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, present

Former Member, Association of Life Underwriters

Former Member, Boy Scouts of America Suwannee River Area Council

Founder, Capital City Black Pages

Founder, Capital City Classic

Former Chair, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Boosters Club, Board of Directors

Chair, Florida Conference of Black State Legislators

Former Member, Florida Crime Prevention Commission

Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

Former Member, National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP), Tallahassee Chapter

Former Member, Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce

Former Executive Board Member, Tallahassee Peace Coalition

Former Chair, Tallahassee Urban League

Awards:

Million Dollar Round Table Florida Insurance Agent of the Year, 1979

National Sales Achievement Award, 1977-present

FAMU Alumni National Alumni Outstanding Service Award, 1985

Florida Student Association, Legislator of the Year, 1985

Tallahassee Urban League Outstanding Community Leadership Award, 1985

Inducted into the Florida A & M University Sports Hall of Fame, 1989

Florida State University Distinguished Alumni Award, 1989

Florida A & M University Meritorious Award, 1989

Sierra Club Outstanding Legislative Service Award, 1990

Organized Fishermen of Florida Legislative Service Award, 1989-1990

Nature Conservancy Award for Environmental Leadership, 1990

The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators Award for Devoted and Invaluable Service as Chairman, 1992-1994

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Award for Distinctive Leadership Skills and Dedication to Preservation of Justice in Florida, 1994

LRC Vision Award, 1995

Rosewood Award for Contribution and Dedication to the successful passage of the Rosewood Claims Bill, 1996

The Florida State University Leadership Award for Leadership and Support during the 1996 Legislative Session

Names of Grandchildren:

Cameron, Kobe, Samuel, Harlem

Number of Grandchildren:

four

Spouse's Occupation:

Teacher at Flordia A&M University's School of Nursing

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