Indiana’s presumptive Democratic nominee for Governor Dr. Woody Myers today announced that former State Representative Linda Lawson, who served Northwest Indiana in the legislature for 20 years, is his running mate.

“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 briefly served as interim House Minority Leader in 2012 following a failed coup attempt against then-leader Pat Bauer.   She is also a former police officer and served on the Hammond School Board for 12 years.

Lawson moved to Brown County after retiring from the legislature and the police department and has been active in politics there.