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Al Lawson Holds Virtual Meeting With COVID Equity Task Force, Florida Leaders

The statewide taskforce is comprised of a group of faith-based leaders from around the state, HBCU presidents, educators, health care leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders.
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Al Lawson Headed Back to Congress

Now 72, Lawson is a veteran of Florida politics, including serving in both chambers of the Legislature. During his time in the Florida Senate, Lawson led Democrats in the chamber. 
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Al Lawson Gets Ready to Take On Gary Adler in North Florida Congressional Race

After the smoke cleared on Tuesday night, Lawson easily bested his two primary challengers. With all votes in, Lawson took 55.5 percent.  Albert Chester, a pharmacist and businessman, came closest to knocking off Lawson but he only pulled 26.1 percent. LaShonda Holloway, a businesswoman and former congressional aide, lagged behind with 18.4 percent. 
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Al Lawson Secures Funds for Florida A&M to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

“The grant will allow researchers the opportunity to study the early differences of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) from Alzheimer’s disease by using imaging biomarkers. LBD is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein in the brain can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior and mood,” Lawson’s office noted.
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Al Lawson in Great Shape to Win a Third Term in 2020

While he represents a fairly secure district for Democrats, Lawson hasn’t had the easiest path to Congress despite having been on the Florida political stage for almost four decades.
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Al Lawson Helps North Florida Community College Secure Almost $2 Million for STEM Efforts

“The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM,” the congressman’s office noted.
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Jacksonville Republicans Try to Woo Democrats as Mayoral, City Council Elections Approach

The main event pits incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry against former City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche, a fellow Republican. 
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Al Lawson Shapes the Farm Bill to Help HBCUs

Lawson expanded on how the Farm Bill helps land grant universities and HBCUs, noting how $400 million of the $867 billion included in the legislation will help students. 
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Al Lawson Holds the Edge in North Florida Congressional Race Come November

While he lost Duval County to former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Lawson swept the rest of the district, taking 60 percent of the Democratic primary on Tuesday. 

Al Lawson Helps Lake City Gateway Airport Secure Almost $7 Million in Federal Funds

This marks the first time in a decade that the airport is getting a major renovation.
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Al Lawson Holds Solid Lead Over Alvin Brown in New Poll

A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla. with a commanding lead over former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown in one of the most closely watched Democratic primaries in Florida. St. Pete’s Polls took a...
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Al Lawson Gets Bill Helping Small Businesses in National Defense Reauthorization Act

The bill cleared the U.S. House Small Business Committee back in June 2017 and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, the ranking Democrat on the committee, went to bat for Lawson on Monday. 
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