John R. Lawson, M.S./C.I.A.O.
John received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Art Degrees in Criminal and Social Justice from Lewis University and is an over 30 year veteran of law enforcement. As Assessor for the Township of Schaumburg since 2004, John has been a fierce advocate for taxpayers - hosting numerous seminars that educate and assist residents in appeal their property tax assessments. Often, Cook County incorrectly assesses the market value of resident's homes, resulting in a higher property tax bill. As Assessor, John has led the fight to get those assessments reduced in a fair and ethical manner. John also holds a State of Illinois Certified Illinois Assessing Officers License.
Since moving to Schaumburg in 1986, John has been an active member of the community, being an involved member of the St. Walter Catholic Church in Roselle. John and his wife Laura have been married since 1987 and have raised two wonderful adult sons, Robert and Kevin.