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David Lawhorn
District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler
Orange Coast District, 2023-2024

David Lawhorn, DDGERDavid Lawhorn, was born March 26, 1960 in Fullerton California. He is the 2nd oldest of six children who all live here in Southern California. His father was born in Leslie, West Virginia and his mother was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. His father passed away in 2021 and his mother lives in Fullerton where David grew up and lived.

David is a Proud Graduate of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower. During his junior year in High School, David met his wife Kim while working at Alpha Beta and they continues dating while attending college.

David and Kim have been married for 39 years and have three adult children. David served an Electrical Apprenticeship in Orange County where became a Journeyman Wireman Electrician and served as a Business Agent, International Representative and retired as the Training Director of the OC Electrical Apprenticeship on June 30, 2020. Upon retirement, David started a Consultant Business where he is currently working with a consortium of Subject Matter Experts with Transit Agencies, putting together training programs for the new technology of Zero Emission Busses in California.

David's volunteering and community work began with projects such as Habitat for Humanity and other projects for seniors and veterans upgrading and remodeling homes or apartments and community centers in low income areas needing repairs. David joined the Fullerton Elks in 2007, following in his father's footsteps in the Elks who was a Navy Veteran. Upon joining the Lodge, he immediately began volunteering with the Veteran's Committee attending the VA Hospital and other Lodge and District Veteran events. David was asked to become the Lodge Vet's Chairman and served in that position for a few years and eventually becoming the District's Veterans Vice Chairman. David became an Officer serving positions from Inner Guard to Exalted Ruler.

In addition to serving the on the Lodges Veterans Committee, David served as the Lodges Sunday Brunch Chairman for 3 years and was awarded the Officer of the Year as Leading Knight. He has been a District Chairman for Indoctrination, Americanism and Ritual Contest Member.

David served as the Orange Coast District's Vice President in 21/22 under President Jay Larkins which he was honored to do after getting approval and support from District Leaders and his wife Kim.

At the 2023 Grand Lodge convention in Minneapolis, MN, David was sworn in as the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Orange Coast District which he is honored and humbled to represent.

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