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House Minority Leader Praises Lyons' 'Perfect Voting Record'

The following was submitted by the office of Rep. Jim Lyons.

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. congratulated State Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover) for achieving an impressive voting record so far this legislative session.

The Andover Republican participated in 104 consecutive roll call votes in the House this year, a 100 percent voting record, casting votes in favor of a number of reforms relative to reversions for local aid and court reform. Rep. Lyons also cast numerous votes challenging the Democratic-led House on a number of issues, including a comprehensive Ethics Reform package, an income tax rollback, a permanent sales tax holiday and a gradual rollback of the state sales tax.

“Lyons is an incredibly committed member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and an extremely valuable asset to the House Republican Caucus,” said Jones.  “The people of the 18th Essex District are fortunate to have Representative Lyons up here on Beacon Hill fighting for them day in and day out.”

"I am honored," says Jim Lyons, "to represent the working families of the 18th Essex District."

"Since election day," Lyons adds, "I have worked with 21 other newly elected Republican legislators to create jobs and spur economic growth through tax relief and government reform. During this term, I voted to restore local aid funding, to roll back the sales and income tax hikes, and to restrain excessive state spending.

"In the coming session," Lyons emphasizes, "I will continue working for the taxpaying families of the Merrimack Valley to achieve these important reforms."

Representative Lyons currently serves on the Committees on Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, and the Joint Committee on Housing.

Formal sessions will resume after Labor Day. 

salemst August 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM
I am definitely proud to have Jim Lyons representing me. He's a true public servant who humbly understands he works for the taxpayers/district, not elitist. If you speak with Jim you receive the straight truth from someone who really 'gets it.'
Cool Fusion August 23, 2011 at 02:07 AM
When asked if I wanted to vote for Jim Lyons, all I could think in my mind was, "add to cart.". He's doing Yeoman’s work for the district.
Jen August 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Thank you for working hard to contain state costs while not increasing taxes.
Bill Callahan August 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Oh please! He doesn't return phone calls or show up at Town Meeting. Give me a break!
walter kirby August 23, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Jim, you remind me so much of myself. Just like you I always had a perfect attendance record in school, but also like yourself, that was the only thing that was perfect, I never had any of the right answers either.
Cool Fusion August 23, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Fear and loathing .. when government workers get their first over the horizon glimpse of the dreaded private sector.

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