Secretary of State Connie Lawson announces resignation

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday she will be resigning when Governor Eric Holcomb selects a successor and they are ready to serve.

“I have dedicated the last 32 years of my life to public service,” said Secretary Lawson. “I have served with all of my heart and soul. It has been an honor to serve, but it is time for me to step down. Like many Hoosiers, 2020 took a toll on me. I am resigning so I can focus on my health and my family. I will work with Governor Holcomb to ensure our next Secretary of State is up to the task and has the tools and resources to hit the ground running.”

Lawson was appointed secretary in March 2012 by then Governor Mitch Daniels. She successfully ran for election in 2014 and 2018.

Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Lawson served in the Indiana Senate for 16 years. She made history in 2006 when she was selected as the first woman to serve as Majority Floor Leader in the Indiana Senate.

Before joining the Indiana Senate, Lawson served as Clerk of the Hendricks County Circuit Court for eight years. During her tenure, she was named elections administrator of the year by the Indiana State Election Board and clerk of the year by the Indiana Clerk’s Association, both in 1993.

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