Indiana Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dr. Woody Myers has chosen former State Representative Linda Lawson as his running mate. Lawson served northwest Indiana in the Statehouse for 20 years.
“Choosing a Lieutenant Governor is a critical task and I did not take it lightly,” Myers said. “I talked to a lot of people over a period of months to find the right fit. Linda brings not only legislative experience and leadership, but also she has broken the glass ceiling numerous times. Linda is an example to all Hoosiers of what can be accomplished with hard work and determination. Indiana needs her intelligence and grit now more than ever and I’m honored she has agreed to be my partner on the ticket.”
Lawson was the first woman to lead a caucus in the Indiana House when she was picked as Minority Leader in 2012, and also was the first female police officer on the Hammond Police force. Lawson says she moved to Brown County after retiring from the legislature.
“I was happy in the gorgeous southern Indiana countryside and keeping my hand in politics. But, I knew I still had a lot more to do for the people of Indiana,” said Lawson. “When Woody approached me, I was intrigued by the thought of helping Indiana recover from the coronavirus and its economic fallout. I spent several terms on the employment committee in the legislature and know that there will be important issues to deal with over the next few years as a result of the pandemic. The more we talked, the more I realized this was the right thing for me to do.”
Lawson’s selection will need to be affirmed by Indiana Democratic Party State Convention delegates before officially being added to the ticket. The convention will be held virtually on June 13.