Indiana’s new secretary of state is Connie Lawson. The Republican will leave her position as state senator to take on the new role.
Lawson has served as chair of the senate Local Government and Elections Committee, and as a majority floor leader. Prior to her election to the senate in 1996, Lawson served as Hendricks County Clerk.
She takes over for Charlie White, who was removed from office after being convicted of six felonies related to a fraudulent voter registration.
The following information about Connie Lawson comes from her state senate webpage: