(Indianapolis, IN) - Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Monday that she is stepping down. “Like many Hoosiers, 2020 took a toll on me," Lawson said in a statement. "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 said she will submit a formal resignation once Governor Eric Holcomb selects her successor and he or she is ready to serve.
Lawson is the longest serving secretary of state in Indiana history. Former Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Lawson in 2012 after Secretary of State Charlie White was removed from office when he was convicted of six Class D felony charges, including voter fraud, perjury and theft.