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.
Meet Lynn Video
Pictures at Ada’s July 4 parade:
Pictures of Lynn and supporters at Caledonia’s Independence Day Parade, June 28
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:
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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.
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