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Lisa Posthumus Lyons

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Lisa Lyons
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 86
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011- present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lisa Lyons is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 86. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Lyons earned her bachelor's degree in Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications from Michigan State University. Her professional experience includes working as the Director of Public Policy & Community Outreach for the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lyons served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education, Chair
Elections and Ethics, Chair
Financial Services
Insurance
Tax Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lyons served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Lyons's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protecting Hardworking Taxpayers

  • Excerpt: "I worked on reforms that have made Michigan tax code fair for all hardworking taxpayers."

Reform Michigan’s Business Tax Structure to Attract Jobs

  • Excerpt: "I supported the elimination of the job-killing Michigan Business Tax replacing it with a simple and fair tax code."

Increase Access to High Quality, Lifelong Education Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "I fought for more opportunities for students to get a better education by reforming teacher tenure, lifting the cap on charter schools to expand educational choices, and creating a statewide anti-bullying policy."

Efficient & Effective Government

  • Excerpt: "I worked to pass a structurally balanced budget, paid down long-term debt and put money away in the state's savings account, all four months before it was due, and all without raising taxes."

Protect Life, Protect 2nd Amendment, Protect Freedom

  • Excerpt: "I believe life begins at conception & all life is precious. I am a hunter and member of the NRA. I believe government should be limited, transparent, and accountable to its people."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lisa Posthumus Lyons endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lyons won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 86. She defeated Thomas DeVault in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Brian Bosak (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Lyons Incumbent 70.2% 30,715
     Democratic Brian Bosak 29.8% 13,021
Total Votes 43,736
Michigan House of Representatives, District 86 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Lyons Incumbent 80.4% 7,194
Thomas DeVaults 19.6% 1,756
Total Votes 8,950

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lyons won the District 86 Seat in 2010. She defeated Kimberly Cummings, John Schwartz and Rob VerHeulen in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Frank Hammond (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 86 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lisa Lyons (R) 25,943
Frank Hammond (D) 10,996
Robin VanLoon (L) 909

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lyons is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lyons raised a total of $162,555 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[4]

Lisa Lyons's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 86 Won $92,144
2010 Michigan State House, District 86 Won $70,411
Grand Total Raised $162,555

2012

Lyons Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lyons raised a total of $92,144.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lisa Posthumus Lyons's campaign in 2012
Michigan Association Of Realtors$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,925
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$4,000
Michigan Credit Union League$3,650
Meijer, Inc.$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$92,144
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lyons won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lyons raised a total of $70,411.

Scorecards

Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Lisa Lyons received a 75% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Lyons and her husband, Brad, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Hildenbrand (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 86
2011–present
Succeeded by
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