See new ads for Lynn’s campaigns:
Hear Lynn interviewed on the Michigan Policast. Click here.
Meet Lynn Video
You have a choice in this election. I have over 30 years of public service to our community, as a teacher and County Commissioner. Then there’s my opponent Lisa Posthumus Lyons. When commenting on teachers who might lose their jobs when their school districts were dissolved by the state, she referred to teachers as greedy “pigs” and “hogs.” Watch the speech in which she said this on the Michigan House floor below:
From the Michigan Populist:
Educators Looking to Become Legislators in 2014…
Lynn Mason is running for the State House of Representatives in the 86th District. Lynn is running against Lisa Pothumus Lyons, who we crowed as Michigan’s least ethical legislator. Lyons chairs the House Education Committee despite calling teachers “Hogs” who need to be “slaughtered.” Even one of her former teachers called her out for her poor behavior. Mason brings experience as a teacher, an apple farmer, and a county commissioner. Surprisingly, she has out-raised the well-connected career politician Posthumus Lyons. Mason and her supporters have also knocked on over 20,000 doors. This is the most important race in the House in 2014.
To read the full article go to http://www.michiganpopulist.org
Lynn Out-raises Posthumus Lyons says recent fundraising report
Lynn Mason has out raised incumbent Lisa Posthumus Lyons by over $14,000 according to MLive, which published totals from recent campaign finance records on Sept. 20.
“Among state House and Senate hopefuls trying to unseat incumbents in Kent and Ottawa counties, only one has raised even half as much campaign money as their opponent,” Matt Vande Bunte of MLIVE wrote – Lynn Mason.
Lynn is then quoted in the article saying,” It’s called good, solid, grassroots campaigning the old-fashioned way…I’ve made over 6,000 fundraising calls…knocked on nearly 19,000 doors. I simply work hard. I was taught, ‘If you’re going to take on a project you do it well.’”
The story then quotes Lyons’ reaction to Mason’s fundraising success: Lyons says Mason’s efforts “don’t impact my plan in any way, shape or form.”
To see the full MLive story click here.
A message from Karen Merchant
What a beautiful summer we have had! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!
Ben and I have been working on Lynn Mason’s political campaign. We have been going door to door and handing out her information. At first it was a little scary, but we seem to have figured it out. As we are walking the neighborhoods, I have been thinking about our responsibility as citizens of the United States. Even though our county has problems, they are nothing compared to some of the governments in other parts of the world. I truly believe that our system of government is the best in the world and I am proud to be an American. I also feel a sense of responsibility to take part in the decisions that affect our country. That is why we are working on this campaign. We want to help make a difference by supporting a person we believe in.
I hope that you will all think about your responsibility to our country. Please make sure that you learn about the people running and the issues on the ballot. Then make an informed decision and vote. Encourage your friends and family members to vote also.
Congratulations on the start of another new school year.
I’m retired now, but as a teacher for 30 years I fondly remember the promise of the new school year. Each new year brings new students, new lessons, and new chances for a teacher to make a difference.
You may not realize it now, but what you’re teaching students today can have an influence they will remember the rest of their lives.
As a candidate for Michigan’s 86th House District, I am out every day knocking on doors and meeting the 86th’s constituents, and I often meet former students I taught years ago. Recently, I knocked on a door and a former student answered. He told me he is going to college to earn a degree in education, and plans to become a teacher because I inspired him to do so. He also said that I had his vote, and the support of his family.
What an unexpected pleasure this was, and it reminded me of how nearly every moment I spent as a teacher was another chance to influence students in positive ways. I realize it may be difficult sometimes, but as you begin this newest school year, I hope you will keep this in mind.
I am now in my fourth term as a County Commissioner, and as I said before, a candidate for Michigan’s 86th House District. While I will never forget my teaching experiences, this new perspective provides me with a new point of view regarding Michigan’s schools. Recent decisions made by politicians in Lansing have cut our schools’ budgets, passed laws that have stripped local control from some schools, deprived active teachers of some rights, and raised taxes on retired teachers.
Please consider voting for me November 4. If elected, I will fight for Michigan’s students and public schools and colleges, and work to reverse Lansing politicians’ harmful public schools’ agenda.
Pictures at Ada’s July 4 parade:
Pictures of Lynn and supporters at Caledonia’s Independence Day Parade, June 28
Watch video: Lynn Knows Small Business and Farms
EXPERIENCE – PASSION – COMMITMENT
Lynn Mason, candidate for the Michigan 86th House District, attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grand River Valley section of the biking and hiking rail trail in Ionia Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7.
Lynn and John Doran look at the wall of WWII veterans’ names at Belding’s Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Michigan’s 86th District Deserves Fair, Honest and Respectful Leadership.
Lynn Mason is an experienced County Commissioner with 30 years of public service. Lynn’s supporters and her colleagues appreciate her willingness to work hard and find common sense solutions.
© 2014 Lynn Mason for State Representative. All Rights Reserved.