James Lyons, Jr.
|James Lyons, Jr.|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Essex District|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$10 - $100/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Lyons' professional experience includes owning and operating a retail flower and ice cream business.
Lyons' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
The 5-5-5 Tax Rollback
- Excerpt:"It’s time to roll back the Income Tax hike to its traditional 5% rate."
Increasing Local Aid
- Excerpt:"Steady advocacy for Local Aid protects working families who pay the bulk of property taxes. Local Aid supports our community budgets, preserves Proposition 2 and 1/2, and caps our property taxes."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lyons served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Global Warming and Climate Change|
|• Higher Education Joint|
|• Public Health Joint|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lyons served on the following committees:
|Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Community Development and Small Business Joint|
|• Housing Joint|
|• State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Joint|
Lyons won re-election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Eighteenth Essex District. Lyons was unopposed in the September 6 Republican primary and defeated Barbara L'Italien (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives, Eighteenth Essex District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James Lyons, Jr. Incumbent||51.1%||11,810|
Lyons won election to the Eighteenth Essex Seat in 2010. He defeated John Thorlin in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Barbara L'Italien (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Massachusetts House of Representatives General Election, Eighteenth Essex District (2010)|
|Barbara L'Italien (D)||6,674|
|James Lyons, Jr. (R)||7,694|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Lyons raised $44,796 in contributions. 
No contributions to his campaign were of $1,000 or more.
Lyons and his wife, Bernadette, have two children.
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- House website
- Campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
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|Massachusetts House of Representatives Eighteenth Essex District
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