The Candidate: John R. Lawson
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 56th District
The Competition: Michelle Mussman
The Buzz: Lawson began his career as a police officer and currently holds the rank of detective sergeant with the Roselle Police Department. He has served as Schaumburg township assessor since 2004, helping residents appeal their property taxes.
Lawson is a proponent of zero-balance budgeting and supports the second amendment. He supports civil unions and believes there needs to be reform in funding to support public education.