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Congressman Al Lawson is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, improving access to a quality education from the preschool through the post-secondary level and protecting working families. Re-elected for a third term in November 2020, Lawson represents Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

Congressman Lawson has devoted more than half of his life to public service and is guided by the belief that the greatest gift an individual can give is service to their community. Lawson has served the people of Florida for 28 years in the state legislature as a member of the Florida House of Representative and the Florida Senate.

There, he was a champion for state employees and all working people in North Florida. He fought for pay raises, benefits for state workers and vigorously strived to improve the quality of life for children and the elderly. Lawson garnered national attention as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, where he authored one of the most important environmental laws in the country. This law created the largest state-funded land acquisition program in the United States. He also authored and passed the Apalachicola Bay Protection Act and was the primary sponsor of the Everglades Protection Act. Lawson also received national recognition for his efforts to pass the Rosewood Legislation, which provided reparations to the survivors of Florida’s Rosewood massacre in the 1930s.

In Congress, his district covers all or parts of eight North Florida counties — spanning from Gadsden in the west to Duval in the east. The congressman currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. In 2017, he was named ‘One of the Most Active Freshmen’ by Quorum Analytics, for his work in Congress.

Rep. Lawson has led and signed on to several pieces of legislation that call for commonsense gun reform, affordable healthcare for all citizens, college affordability for students, access to funding for small businesses and entrepreneurs, access to mental health services for our nation’s veterans, equal pay, and the eradication of hunger for all families.

He has always dedicated himself to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties and creating a world where all people are ensured of their most basic equal rights. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

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  2. He properly represents my views on Abortion Rights

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  3. He properly represents my views on Balancing the Budget

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  4. He properly represents my views on the Gun Rights (2nd Amendment)

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  5. He properly represents my views on Military & Defense Spending

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  6. He properly represents my views on the Economy

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  7. He properly represents my views on Education

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  8. He properly represents my views on Healthcare

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  9. He properly represents my position on Immigration

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  10. He properly represents my views on Energy Policy

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  11. He properly represents my views on Environmental matters

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  12. He properly represents my views on Crime and Law Enforcement

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  13. He properly represents my views on National Security

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  14. If he runs for office again, I would vote for him

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