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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida


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January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (Fl-05) is proud to announce Florida’s 5th Congressional District App Challenge winners are Tallahassee School of Math and Science students Liam Tolia and Xander Frost. The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include and innovate efforts around STEM and computer science education.

The app, “Xander’s Math Adventure,” was created to expose children, ages 5-10, to mathematics and encourage them as they grow to pursue math.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently introduced HR 6749 National Collegiate Athletics Advancement Act of 2018 to enhance benefits for NCAA student-athletes.

September 14, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) will host a Military Academy Day on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. in Jacksonville. Recruiters and current cadets from the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marines Academy, as well as the Marion Military Institute, will be in attendance to discuss the application and admissions process. Rep. Lawson’s staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the nomination process.

August 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This annual district-wide competition, hosted by members of Congress, is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code.

“I am pleased to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge,” Rep. Lawson said. “Teaching students how to code at a younger age prepares them for today’s world. There are so many jobs that use code directly and are looking to hire individuals who are skilled in this platform.”

June 22, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -  U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is proud to announce the appointment of three Jacksonville-area students into the United States Air Force Academy. Darius Alexander Jansen, Amari Jaquay and Reginald Stark Maffett III will continue their education at the prestigious military academy in Colorado. All three students received a nomination from Rep. Lawson.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Al Lawson’s James Weldon Johnson Historical Preservation Act, which designates the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson a national landmark. Johnson, who grew up in Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood, was an educator, activist and the songwriter of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing."

May 9, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) announced Stanton College Preparatory School freshman Jaylen Thomas as the grand prize winner of Florida’s Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Thomas’ winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country. Thomas and a guest will fly to Washington, D.C., next month to attend a congressional reception and see the unveiling of his artwork in the U.S. Capitol.

April 20, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Sacred Heart Home School senior Alexander Sobeski has received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sobeski was Rep. Lawson’s nominee for the military academy.  

“Alexander embodies the leadership and confidence that is well suited for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” Rep. Lawson said. “He is a remarkable student who will continue to make the Tallahassee community proud. I congratulate him on this appointment and wish him continued success.”

April 13, 2018 Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) is proud to announce that Rickards High School senior Carina Richardson received an offer of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Richardson was one of Rep. Lawson’s nominees for the military academy.  

March 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. This annual art contest, held by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congressional districts.

“I am pleased to host the Congressional Art Competition for students in Florida’s 5th Congressional District,” said Rep. Lawson. “Art is a way for our students to express themselves and showcase their creativity. I am excited to see all of this year’s entries.”