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Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla.

Member of the House (1st term)

Democrat



Biography

District: Florida - 5th District
Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1982-00; Fla. Senate, 2000-2010; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2010; Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 2012
Born: September 23, 1948; Midway, Fla.
Residence: Tallahassee
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Delores Lawson; two children
Education: Florida A&M U., B.S. 1970; Florida State U., M.P.A. 1973; Florida State U., attended Ph.D. program 1974-77
Elected: 2016
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Nutrition); Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade; Contracting & Workforce; Health and Technology - Ranking Member)
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 198th ranked House Democrat
Twitter: 1,623 followers
State Clout: Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2010 Election Results

2012 Election Results

Candidate

Steve Southerland (R)
Al Lawson (D)
Floyd Miller (WRI)

Votes

175,856
157,634
228

%

52.7%
47.2%
0.1%