Lt. Governor candidate Lisa Posthumus Lyons visits area

Half of the GOP gubernatorial ticket visited the local area Wednesday. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, a former state lawmaker and current Kent County Clerk, met with local Republican party leaders and toured a manufacturing facility Wednesday afternoon. Posthumus Lyons was selected to be Schuette’s running mate in August. Speaking to WPHM yesterday, she says her and Schuette have worked together and that she will be in integral part of the ticket. “There’s nothing token about my candidacy,” Posthumus Lyons told WPHM. She went on to say she was not expecting to be chosen by Schuette to be his running mate. The Kent County Clerk also told WPHM that she has concerns about all three ballot proposals that voters will get to decide in November. Among those are proposal 2 which would change the method for drawing voting districts in Michigan. Posthumus Lyons, in response to proposal 2, said “The current process is much more ideal than what is being proposed,” saying politics will continue to play a role in the process no mater which method is used. Lyons also criticized proposals 1 and 3, but said she would implement the will of the voters. Posthumus Lyons was joined by 32nd District State Representative Pamela Hornberger yesterday. The candidate also appeared at a joint event between the Macomb and Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday evening. Election day is Tuesday November 6th.