Who is Lisa Posthumus Lyons?
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Who is Lisa Posthumus Lyons?
Lisa Posthumus Lyons (Republican Party) was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 86. Lyons assumed office on January 1, 2011. Lyons left office in 2017, as cited by Ballotpedia.
Lyons (Republican Party) ran for election for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Lyons lost in the general election on November 6, 2018.
She ran on a joint ticket with the gubernatorial nominee, Bill Schuette.
On August 15, 2018, The Detroit Free Press reported that Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, was naming Lyons as his running mate for the general election.
|Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette announces Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his choice for lieutenant governor at the Kent County GOP headquarters in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Photo: Detroit Free Press.|
Lyons is a former Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 86 from 2010 to 2017. After leaving the state House, Lyons became the Kent County clerk.
Lisa Posthumus Lyons's Biography
Lisa Posthumus Lyons is a life-long resident of Kent County and is serving her first term as County Clerk / Register of Deeds. Prior to serving at the county level, Lisa represented her community in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2010 and left in 2017.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications, Lisa was the Director of Public Policy & Community Outreach for the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS and the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS prior to holding elective office, as cited by lyonsforclerk.com.
Named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan, Lisa is a strong voice for our West Michigan values and has worked tirelessly to reform and modernize county and state government on behalf of Michigan’s hardworking taxpayers.
As Clerk, she’s responsible for three major functions of county government; administering all elections within Kent County; preserving vital County records such as birth, death, marriage and business registrations; and to maintain and safeguard all Circuit Court files. In Kent County, the Clerk is also the Register of Deeds who records all documents pertaining to real property in Kent County, including deeds, mortgages, land contracts, liens and other documents pertaining to real estate. The Clerk is also the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners and statutorily serves on numerous county boards and commissions.
Lisa Posthumus Lyons's Family
Lisa and her husband Brad, a Kent County Sheriff’s deputy, were Lowell High School sweethearts. They are raising their four children – Easton, Charlie, Gage, and Fisher – on the family’s fourth-generation farm in Alto.
The Lyons family praises and worships at Ada Bible Church. They enjoy spending their spare time hunting and fishing when not cheering on the kids at their sporting events.
Michigan House of Representatives
In the 2010 general election, Posthumus Lyons beat Frank Hammond with 25,943 votes, to 10,996 for Hammond and 909 for Libertarian Robin VanLoon. She was subsequently re-elected in 2012 and 2014. During her tenure, she chaired the House standing committees on education and on ethics and elections and authored 32 Public Acts that were signed into law. Posthumus Lyons was term-limited in 2016 after serving three terms as cited by MLive.
Kent County, Michigan
In the 2016 General Election, Lyons was elected to the combined office of Kent County Clerk / Register of Deeds with 158,341 votes to Democratic Party candidate Christopher Reader's 115,244 votes, and Libertarian candidate James Lewis' 16,017 votes. She began her four-year term of office in January 2017.
The Kent County Clerk's Office has three major functions: to manage County elections; to manage vital County records and to process and maintain all Circuit Court files. In Kent County, the Clerk is also the Register of Deeds. The Clerk is also the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners and statutorily serves on numerous County boards and commissions.
2018 Michigan Gubernatorial Campaign
|Lisa Posthumus Lyons and Bill Schuette, Former Attorney General of Michigan in 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial Campaign. Photo: Petoskey News|
On August 15, 2018, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Lyons as his running mate for Michigan Gubernatorial Campaign. Her nomination was confirmed by the Michigan Republican State Convention on August 25, 2018, and she officially joined the Republican ticket as candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan. The pair lost the general election on November 6, 2018, to the Democratic ticket of Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist.
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