LAWSON, Alfred Jr., (1948 - )

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LAWSON, Alfred Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Midway, Gadsden County, Fla., September 23, 1948; graduated from Havana Northside High School, Havana, Fla., 1966; B.S., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1970; M.S.P.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1973; business owner; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1982-2000; member of the Florida state senate, 2000-2010; minority leader, 2008-2010; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2017-present).