Lisa Posthumus Lyons

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Lisa Lyons
Lisa Lyons.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 86
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Office website
Campaign website
Lisa Lyons is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 86 since January 1, 2011.

Lyons was formerly the Director of Public Policy & Community Outreach for the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors.

Lyons graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications.


Campaign Themes

Lyons's website highlights 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."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lyons has been appointed to these committees:


Presidential preference


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]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lyons defeated Thomas DeVault in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election was November 6.[3]

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


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


In 2010, Lyons raised $70,411 in contributions. [4]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Michigan Association Of Realtors $5,000
Michigan Bankers Association $3,250
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $3,000

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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]


Lyons and her husband Brad have four children.

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